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Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 146
Themes: Peace movement, inspiration
Publisher: Second Story Press
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2008
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Since its inception in 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to twelve women. Each had to struggle to be heard because she was a woman, and each one shares an incredible determination, commitment, and hope for the future.

Booklist
"[A] lively text...[and an] inspiring title."
Montreal Gazette
Tales of dedication and strength...Freedom riders, nobel winners have much to teach...a more modest book, succeeds in being more inspiring. This surely is because the women it profiles, the dozen who have won the Nobel Peace Prize, seem to have been touched not so much by genius, a state denied to most people, but by the more accessible qualities of determination and courage...the book helpfully provides a list of organizations that welcome, as Williams calls them, "troublemakers for positive change."
Healthosp.com
Nobel's Women of Peace offers young readers easy to read biographies of these twelve women, from diverse backgrounds and eras, who are both historical and modern-day heroes.

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Amelia Bloomer List  | 2009 | Commended

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