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Speak a Word for Freedom by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann

Speak a Word for Freedom

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Speak a Word for Freedom by Janet Willen and Marjorie Gann
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Sep 08, 2015 | ISBN 9781770496514

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“The authors of the outstanding global history Five Thousand Years of Slavery (2011) offer an equally impressive collection of 14 profiles of women who, from the 18th century to the present, have heroically championed emancipation and an end to human bondage …. An inspiring collection of those who have fought and continue to fight against the evil of slavery and an effectively solemn reminder that slavery remains a global plague.” - Kirkus Reviews

“Readers who think of slavery as an institution relegated to the past will be enlightened by this engrossing study of female abolitionists from the 18th century to the present day …. A powerful indictment of human rights abuses and tribute to the women who have fought them.” - Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

“This inspirational collection shares the lives and work of women who have fought slavery both past and present …. Readers will be shocked at the atrocities people face in our modern world and may even be inspired to inform others or add their voice to a cause …. This volume can serve as both a readable, narrative nonfiction piece and a collection of separate pieces on slavery in its many forms, past and present.” - VOYA Magazine

“In the varied, informative, and clearly written accounts, Willen and Gann address each woman’s personality, opportunities, and accomplishments. With the exceptions of Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe, most of the women featured will be new to most readers. The powerful message, that the fight to end slavery is ongoing and depends on a wide variety of actions and individuals, will both educate teens on this important issue and inspire them to take active roles in civic life.” – Booklist

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