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Iqbal Masih and the crusaders against child slavery / Susan Kuklin.

By: Kuklin, Susan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., c1998Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 133 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0805054596 (alk. paper); 9780805054590 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Masih, Iqbal, 1982-1995 -- Juvenile literature | Child labor -- Pakistan -- Punjab -- Juvenile literature | Rug and carpet industry -- Pakistan -- Punjab -- Employees -- Juvenile literature | Child labor -- Case studies -- Juvenile literature | Poor children -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Children's rights -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 331.3/4/092 | B Other classification: 85.65
Summary: An account of the former Pakistani child labor activist whose life and unexplained murder has brought to the attention of the world the evil of child bondage.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-126) and index.

An account of the former Pakistani child labor activist whose life and unexplained murder has brought to the attention of the world the evil of child bondage.

Modern-day slaves and the new abolitionists: My name is Iqbal -- Carpet weavers -- Modern forms of slavery -- Glass houses -- "Jungle fire" -- We Demand an end to slavery -- Certificate of freedom -- Emancipation: Action -- A Proper schoolboy...and activist -- Just like Abraham Lincoln -- Return to Pakistan -- Who killed Iqbal Masih? -- Reconstruction: A School for Iqbal -- Children around the world pick up the banner -- Where to learn more.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Kuklin discusses modern child labor in developing countries where youngsters work in carpet factories, brick kilns, and workshops making jewelry and other goods. Poorly paid, uneducated, and often mistreated, these "bonded laborers" are made virtual slaves by their families' desperate poverty. The author focuses on two figures prominent in the struggle to combat the exploitation of children in Southeast Asia. Eshan Ullah Khan has led the efforts in Pakistan through his Bonded Labor Liberation Front, in cooperation with other organizations throughout the world. But the most colorful figure is Iqbal Masih, who at the age of 10 escaped from a carpet factory to become an articulate spokesperson. His death by shooting in 1995, on a return visit to Pakistan, ended his brief life but underscored the importance of the issue of child labor in the modern world. Numerous black-and-white photographs of children and labor leaders appear throughout the text. An appendix provides addresses of organizations. Kuklin's gripping story complements and adds human interest to Jane Springer's Listen to Us: The World's Working Children (Groundwood, 1997), which draws on UNICEF documents and materials. Together they provide excellent coverage for discussion of this tragic problem.-Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Susan Kuklin was asked to write this book by two of the human rights activists she profiled in her award-winning book Irrepressible Spirit: Conversations with Human Rights Activists . The author of many highly praised books for young readers, she lives with her husband in New York City.<br>

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