Fight to Learn: The Struggle to Go to School
For many children around the world, getting an education is only a distant dream. War, poverty, discrimination, and violence are seemingly insurmountable obstacles to going to school. But there is hope. Fight to Learn presents the uplifting stories of the incredible people whose vision and drive have made the dream of education come true for many.
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.
|Lexile ® Measure
|Middle Grade Nonfiction
|Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15