Fight To Learn: The Struggle To Go To School

ISBN-10: 1554517974
ISBN-13: 9781554517978
Author: Scandiffio, Laura
Interest Level: 4-9
Publisher: Annick Press

Publication Date: October 2016

Copyright: 2016

Page Count: 176

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Interest Level

Grades 4-9

Reading Level

Lexile: 990L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Homelessness & Poverty

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Science / General

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.
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