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Author Engle, Dawn Gifford.

Title PeaceJam : a billion simple acts of peace / written by Ivan Suvanjieff and Dawn Gifford Engle.

Publication Info. New York : Puffin Books, [2008]


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 Farmington, Main Library - Children's Department  J 303.6 SUV    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  J303.6 SUVANJIEFF    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Young Adult  YA 303.6 SUV    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Teen  TEEN 303.6 SUV    Check Shelf
Description 197 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary When an organization like PeaceJam, founded by two individuals with an amazing idea and the enthusiasm to make it happen, takes the influence of eleven Nobel Laureates and pairs it with the energy and drive of youth all over the world, the results can be astounding! Recently, PeaceJam has issued a Global Call to Action that it hopes will inspire a billion different projects to initiate change for the better. In these pages, we highlight just a small number of the goals that PeaceJam has already accomplished. Both awe inspiring and humbling, this book contains profiles of each of the Nobel Peace Laureates involved in PeaceJam, firsthand accounts of youth and their work with the Laureates, plus tools and resources to inspire others to action.
Contents Introduction: A noble call to action -- What about our neighbors? : Equal access to water / The Dalai Lama & Loden -- How can I save my friends? : The spread of global disease / Desmond Tutu, Scrooge & Patience -- Reaching out despite my fear : human rights for all / Máiread Corrigan Maguire & Libby -- We need jobs and training : the challenge of extreme poverty / José Ramos-Horta & Vidal -- We want to feel safe : the international arms trade / Oscar Arias Sánchez, Maria & Karla -- Racism is against the law! : The problem of racism / Rigoberta Menchú Tum & Fernando -- What kind of world will we inherit? : The crisis of the environment / Betty Williams & Sonny Ray -- Why isn't my voice equal to yours? : Equal rights for women / Shirin Ebadi & Mymoena -- How can I help my family? : Breaking the cycle of violence / Adolfo Pérez Esquivel & Fito -- How should we invest for the future? : Creating human security / Jody Williams & Jessica -- Courage to act : The struggle for freedom in Burma / Aung San Suu Kyi & Charm Tong -- More about PeaceJam.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.4 7.0 113747.
Subject Youth and peace.
PeaceJam (Organization)
Added Author Suvanjieff, Ivan.
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