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Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

by Susan Kuklin

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated, October 1998
ISBN: 0805054596

MY HERO recommends this book to children readers.

It is a rare thing for a child to become an effective social/political activist and even more unusual to have that activism reverberate around the world. Iqbal Masih's dramatic life story was widely told in the American media after his 1994 visit to the United States to receive the Reebok Human Rights Foundation "Youth in Action" Award and his murder a few months later. Susan Kuklin builds on those accounts and many more to explain the tragic yet fruitful life of the young Pakistani rug weaver who broke out of bondage to become a leader against child slavery in his own country and abroad.