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Children's Nonfiction School & Education

Fight to Learn

The Struggle to Go to School

by (author) Laura Scandiffio

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2016
Category
School & Education, General, Homelessness & Poverty
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554517978
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781554517985
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781554517992
    Publish Date
    Sep 2016
    List Price
    $9.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9

Description

In many countries around the world, universal access to education is a seemingly unattainable dream; however, determined individuals with vision and drive have made this dream come true for many. This book highlights people such as Okello, a former child soldier in Uganda, who founded a school for children like himself whose education was derailed by war; Julia Bolton Holloway who realized that the only effective way to educate Roma children was to teach literacy to their parents at the same time; Shannen Koostachin, a passionate 13-year-old whose fight for the right of First Nations children to have proper schools endured even after her untimely death. These uplifting stories of people who were undeterred in their fight to bring education to children will leave young readers with excellent models of how to mobilize support when fighting for social justice.

About the author

Laura Scandiffio has worked as an editor for both children's and adult trade books. As an author, her previous book, The Martial Arts Book, showcased her love of history, her meticulous research, and her knack for storytelling.

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Editorial Reviews

"This is a fascinating and frightening examination of international education issues; a solid addition for libraries wanting more titles on education or social justice."

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