Joshua Wong: Student Activist For Democracy

ISBN-10: 0778748731
ISBN-13: 9780778748731
Author: Barghoorn, Linda
Interest Level: 2-5
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing

Publication Date: February 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 32

Series: Remarkable Lives Revealed


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Interest Level

Grades 2-5

Reading Level

Guided Reading: S
Lexile: 980L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Political

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Asia

Description
Joshua Wong was born in Hong Kong less than one year before China took back control of the city from the United Kingdom. While the handover was peaceful, Hong Kong?s citizens lost their right to fully democratic elections. Joshua's leadership as an activist came to international attention in 2014, during pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The protest became known as the Umbrella Movement. Although Joshua and his student organization called Scholarism promoted peaceful protest, he was jailed for his participation. Undiscouraged, Joshua continues to advocate for full and free elections in Hong Kong. He has been the subject of a documentary called Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, and has been recognized for his work with many awards including TIME magazine?s 25 Most Influential Teens.
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