• Biography & Autobiography

The Little Hero

One Boy's Fight for Freedom - Iqbal Masih's Story
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Vision Paperbacks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 247
View: 7429
Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

Author: Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466860685
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
View: 3582
In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later, he was dead, murdered in his homeland. Though he is gone, his actions inspired an international campaign of middle-school students and adults that is helping to free and to educate thousands of child laborers. Here is the powerful story of Iqbal's life and death in Pakistan, and of the movement that continues the struggle against child labor today. This book does more than recount Iqbal's own amazing odyssey. Both sobering and inspiring, it shows how we are all implicated in the global practice of child labor, and how we can all work together to end it.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Two Stories of Bravery
Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481422944
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 8791
"A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

    • Juvenile Fiction


Author: Francesco D'Adamo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106785
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 3766
When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

    • Self-Help

Me to We

Finding Meaning in a Material World
Author: Craig Kielburger,Marc Kielburger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739886
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 6820
For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. Me To We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and re-define the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Written by individuals who have followed the Me To We philosophy, including Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Queen Noor, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring happiness, meaning, and success in our lives, and makes sure these elusive goals are attainable at last. Best of all, Me to We is relevant to all readers including parents, young people, seniors and business leaders providing practical ways on how to incorporate this philosophy into your lives. Be inspired and share the feeling with your neighbours, friends and family. Your life will never be the same!

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Freelance Writer's Handbook

How to Make Money and Enjoy Your Life
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780749927639
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
View: 6402
'The Freelance Writer's Handbook' is the essential guide for anyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their income. Previous ed.: 2002.

    • Fiction

The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride

Author: A.J. Crofts
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782194460
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
View: 1836
When Steffi McBride is plucked from obscurity and lands a starring role in the country's most popular soap opera, it seems as if all of her dreams have come true. Little does she realise the far-reaching effects her new found fame will have... Steffi's life changes beyond recognition when she gets her lucky break. The whole country fall in love with her, including the gorgeous pop star she had a crush on throughout her teenage years. For the up-and-coming star, it seems as if life just could not get any better. But someone out there has in their possession a secret about Steffi's past and heartless media revelations blow aprt everything she never believed to be true about her family and about herself.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

The Carpet Boy's Gift

Author: Pegi Deitz Shea
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
ISBN: 9780884482499
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 38
View: 3696
Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Click, Clack, Moo

Cows That Type (with audio recording)
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460512
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 9913
This quirky, hilarious farmyard tale from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin is now an eBook with audio! Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears “ Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. ” But Farmer Brown’s problems get bigger when his cows start leaving him notes! Listen in on the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down!

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Child Labor and Sweatshops

Author: Mary E. Williams
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737700022
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 106
View: 4075
Discusses the issues revolving around children and adult workers who work in substandard environments

    • Social Science

Jihad Beyond Islam

Author: Gabriele Marranci
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1845201582
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
View: 9414
By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and anthropolitical understanding of Muslims' lives beyond the predictable clichés.

    • Religion

One Buddha is Not Enough

A Story of Collective Awakening
Author: Thich Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209639
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 8711
A visionary book by Thich Nhat Hanh and members of his community about the future of Buddhism

    • Business & Economics

Child Labor

A World History Companion
Author: Sandy Hobbs,Jim McKechnie,Michael Lavalette
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874369568
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 292
View: 1715
Consult this handy reference work when you need accurate, up to date information on subjects ranging from the effects of work on children's education to the use of child labor in Eastern Europe. * A–Z entries are also arranged by category * Numerous citations of contemporary books and studies

    • History

For a House Made of Stone

Gina's Story
Author: Gina French,Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783722738
Category: History
Page: 296
View: 4236
The latest ghosted memoir from Andrew Crofts, the bestselling ghost writer of The Little Prisoner, The Kid and Just A Boy. This is the extraordinary true story of a young woman from the Philippine mountains who wanted to help her family and ended up on trial for murder in the UK in 2001.

    • Fiction

For God Loves Foolish People

Author: Satbir Chadha
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789382711094
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
View: 5552
The story begins in Nainital in the early fifties. It tells of her family's history of trade from Europe through to China, and of her community. Growing up, Satbir learns of the relationships between people, the conflicts, the trauma and the hypocrisy. She is shattered when her mother does not stand by her at the most important juncture of her life.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Manchild in the Promised Land

Author: Claude Brown
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451626179
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 1216
With more than two million copies in print, Manchild in the Promised Land is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of our time—the definitive account of African-American youth in Harlem of the 1940s and 1950s, and a seminal work of modern literature. Published during a literary era marked by the ascendance of black writers such as Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Alex Haley, this thinly fictionalized account of Claude Brown’s childhood as a hardened, streetwise criminal trying to survive the toughest streets of Harlem has been heralded as the definitive account of everyday life for the first generation of African Americans raised in the Northern ghettos of the 1940s and 1950s. When the book was first published in 1965, it was praised for its realistic portrayal of Harlem—the children, young people, hardworking parents; the hustlers, drug dealers, prostitutes, and numbers runners; the police; the violence, sex, and humor. The book continues to resonate generations later, not only because of its fierce and dignified anger, not only because the struggles of urban youth are as deeply felt today as they were in Brown’s time, but also because of its inspiring message. Now with an introduction by Nathan McCall, here is the story about the one who “made it,” the boy who kept landing on his feet and grew up to become a man.

    • Aristocracy (Social class)

The Disappearing Duke

The Intriguing Tale of an Eccentric English Family
Author: Tom Freeman-Keel,Andrew Crofts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780952691228
Category: Aristocracy (Social class)
Page: 311
View: 2895

    • Business & Economics

Global Backlash

Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy
Author: Robin Broad
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510340
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 347
View: 1545
This work aims to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With analysis and primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, But what do they want? A range of propositions and a debate among segments of the backlash emerge.

    • Medical

The Vaccine-Friendly Plan

Dr. Paul's Safe and Effective Approach to Immunity and Health-from Pregnancy Through Your Child's Teen Years
Author: Paul Thomas, M.D.,Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 1101884223
Category: Medical
Page: 464
View: 1491
An accessible and reassuring guide to childhood health and immunity from a pediatrician who’s both knowledgeable about the latest scientific research and respectful of a family’s risk factors, health history, and concerns In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, Paul Thomas, M.D., presents his proven approach to building immunity: a new protocol that limits a child’s exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul’s vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers • recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth • vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence • a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time • important questions to ask about your child’s first few weeks, first years, and beyond • advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns • the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations • a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years • simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children. Praise for The Vaccine-Friendly Plan “Finally, a book about vaccines that respects parents! If you choose only one book to read on the topic, read The Vaccine-Friendly Plan. This impeccably researched, well-balanced book puts you in the driver’s seat and empowers you to make conscientious vaccine decisions for your family.”—Peggy O’Mara, editor and publisher, Mothering Magazine “Sure to appeal to readers of all kinds as a friendly, no-nonsense book that cuts through the rhetoric surrounding vaccines. It offers validation to those who avoid some or all, while offering those who do want to vaccinate help on how to do so safely. This is a great book for anyone with children in their lives.”—Natural Mother “A valuable, science-supported guide to optimizing your child’s health while you navigate through complex choices in a toxic, challenging world.”—Martha Herbert, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard Medical School “An impressively researched guide, this important book is essential reading for parents. With clear and practical advice for shielding children from harmful toxins, it will compel us all to think differently about how to protect health.”—Jay Gordon, M.D., FAAP “Rather than a one-size-fits-all vaccine strategy, the authors suggest thoughtful, individualized decisions based on research and collaboration between parents and clinicians—a plan to optimize a child’s immune system and minimize any risks.”—Elizabeth Mumper, M.D., founder and CEO, The Rimland Center for Integrative Pediatrics “This well-written and thought-provoking book will encourage parents to think through decisions—such as food choices and the timing of vaccines—that affect the well-being of their children. In a world where children’s immune systems are increasingly challenged, this is a timely addition to the literature.”—Harriet Lerner, Ph.D., bestselling author of The Dance of Anger and The Mother Dance From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • History

Slavery in the Modern World

A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression
Author: Junius P. Rodriguez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 185109783X
Category: History
Page: 778
View: 9299
This work is the first encyclopedia on the labor practices that constitute modern-day slavery—and the individuals and organizations working today to eradicate them.