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When Children Play: The Story of How Athletes, Coaches and Volunteers Are Protecting Children''s Right To Play
by Gina McMurchy Barber

Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside
ISBN: 9781554551545

MY HERO recommends this book to readers of all age groups.

An orphaned girl in a Ugandan refugee camp. A former child soldier in the Sudan. When survival is the priority, something as simple and normal as play seems to be a luxury that these children can do without. But Right to Play is changing that perception. Founding in 2000 by Norwegian Olympic medalist Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play begins at the grassroots community level, using sports and games to teach at-risk and underprivileged children around the world important values like self-esteem, empathy, and peace. Award winning author Gina McMurchy-Barber presents the history of this organization as well as the people who are involved in it from the children, to their community leaders, to the celebrity athlete ambassadors who support them. Samples of games

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Johann Olav Koss by Wendy Jewell from The My Hero Project

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