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She takes a stand :

She takes a stand :

16 fearless activists who have changed the world

Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues. A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhood details, motivations, and life turning points--in many cases gleaned from the author's original interviews--and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing their world--

Additional Title Details

Date Avaliable
08/21/2015
Author
Ross, Michael Elsohn
Author Birthdate
01/01/1970
Publisher
Chicago Review Press, Chicago, Illinois : 2015
Call Number
TEEN 305.42R
ISBN 10
1-61373-026-8
ISBN 13
978-1-61373-026-3
Type
BOOK
Categories
Recently Purchased - Teen Nonfiction
Tags
Political activity, Women, Women political activists, Women social reformers, Women's rights