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My Maasai Life

A memoir of a girl’s choice to leave childhood comforts behind to live in her adoptive country of Kenya. Growing up in suburban Illinois, Robin Wiszowaty never pictured herself living with an impoverished Maasai family in rural Kenya. Yet in her early twenties Wiszowaty embarked on an incredible journey that […]

It Takes a Child

It was an ordinary morning like any other. Twelve-year-old Craig Kielburger woke to his alarm clock and hurried downstairs to wolf down a bowl of cereal over the newspaper’s comics before school. But what he discovered on the paper’s front page would change his life — and eventually affect over […]

The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser

During WWI, when the Nazis conducted house searches for Jewish children, Gabi successfully hid in the dining-room dresser. The dresser that saved Gabi’s life now sits in author Kathy Kacer’s home in Toronto. To view the lesson, please click here The Secret of Gabi’s Dresser

Lessons From a Street Kid

A young Craig Kielburger discovers the depths of generosity on the streets of Brazil. After starting Free The Children when he was twelve years old, Craig Kielburger continued his crusade in Brazil. It was on the streets of Salvador, Brazil, that Craig learned the firsthand stories of street children. In […]

To Hope and Back

Lisa and Sol board the luxury ship St. Louis in Hamburg, Germany, on May 13, 1939. Lisa and her family are in first class; Sol and his parents are below in tourist class. The children have mixed feelings—they’re excited to be beginning this voyage to a better life and sad […]

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