Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams: Making Peace in Northern Ireland

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Feminist Press at CUNY, Nov 1, 1998 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Now there is a series designed especially to introduce young people to women whose heroic lives have helped to shape our world. Informative, inspiring, and engaging, the series tells of extraordinary achievements women have made throughout the world and introduces younger readers to the realities of other countries and cultures. Grades 6 and up. This unique biography series is designed to introduce young readers to the achievements of women around the world. The books tell the dramatic life stories of courageous women who have overcome adversity and discrimination to make extraordinary contributions to the global community. Each book contains contextual information about the geography, politics, and culture of its subject's homeland and introduces, on an accessible level, concepts such as the global economy, environmental preservation, and human rights. By providing role models, Women Changing the World serves as a source of inspiration for future world changers.

Titles in the Series include:

Aung San Suu Kyi
Standing Up for Democracy in Burma

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Ela Bhatt
Uniting Women in India

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HC x $19.95, 1-55861-229-7

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams
Making Peace in Northern Ireland

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Mamphela Ramphele
Challenging Apartheid in South Africa

PB $9.95, 1-55861-226-2
HC x $19.95, 1-55861-227-0

Rigoberta Menchu
Defending Human Rights in Guatemala

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Page 7 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it's the only thing that ever has.
Page 2 - Advisory Board for Women Changing the World Susan McGee Bailey Wellesley Centers for Women Linda Basch National Council for Research on Women Charlotte Bunch Center for Women's Global Leadership Kay Ann Cassell New York Public Library Mariam Chamberlain National Council for Research on Women Sheila Dauer Amnesty International Mary Hartman Institute for Women's Leadership Martha Honey Peace and Security Program/Institute for Policy Studies Carmen Lomellin Inter-American Commission on Women Prema Mathai-Davis...
Page 9 - Thus when in 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
Page 11 - History says, Don't hope On this side of the grave. But then, once in a lifetime The longed-for tidal wave Of justice can rise up, And hope and history rhyme.
Page 9 - Rights, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

About the author (1998)

Bettina Ling has been a writer, editor, and author of educational material for children for more than seventeen years. She has written more than sixteen books for children and young adults, including biographies on Aung San Suu Kyi and Jose Cansesco. For Scholastic Library Publishing, Ms. Ling has written Wisconsin and Indiana.

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