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Children's Nonfiction General

Nobel's Women of Peace

by (author) Michelle Benjamin & Maggie Mooney

Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2008
General, Girls & Women, General
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    Publish Date
    Jan 2008
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2008
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
  • Reading age: 9 to 13


Each year since 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a person who has made a difference in the world. Twelve women have been given this award, and each has her own fascinating story. Each had to struggle to be heard because she was a woman, and each one shares an incredible determination, commitment, and hope for the future. The most recent winner, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, has helped African women plant more than 30 million trees. How does planting trees promote peace? By improving the lives of communities. Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma has also fought to improve lives by trying to bring democracy to her country. Máiread Corrigan Maguire and Betty Williams worked to end violence in Northern Ireland, Jody Williams campaigns to ban landmines, and Mother Theresa was an example of compassion to millions. The courage of the women here will inspire.

About the authors

Michelle Benjamin has worked in the book industry for many years as a publisher, editor, teacher, and writer. She lives in Vancouver with her partner, fellow author Maggie Mooney, and their daughter.

Michelle Benjamin's profile page


Maggie Mooney is a writer, editor, and community worker. She is author of Canada's Top 100: The Greatest Athletes of All Time, and co-author of Nobel's Women of Peace. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.


Maggie Mooney's profile page

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