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Meet Iqbal and Malala, two young heroes from Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom.
Their stories and courage which transcended their youth have provided hope and inspiration for
people in Pakistan and around the world.
Emmanuel was born with a severely deformed leg, but has not let this stop him leading a fruitful and
inspirational life, culminating in a 400 mile cycle across Ghana to spread the message the disability is
Clara Lemlich arrived in the US unable to speak English. She worked long hours and spent her
evenings learning English. When she saw women being treated poorly and not being paid fairly, she
did not back down, and did something remarkable about it.
At three-years-old Nikolai Tesla became fascinated with electricity. As a teen he moved to America and began radically changing the world with revolutionary ideas: remote controls, fluorescent lights, X-rays, radio and even cell phones!
For fifty years, no African-American had been allowed at Little Rock Central High School. This is the
story of one of the first nine black students to be allowed at the school, and the struggles she had to
endure to challenge inequality.
Drought hit William’s village and nobody had money for food, let alone school. William read a book on windmills from his library, and, even though people thought he was crazy, built one out of junkyard scraps to provide electricity for his village.
Louis Braille lost his sight the age of five, but was determined to learn to read. Braille invented a system for reading using touch instead of sight, a system which is still used almost 200 years later.
Anne Frank’s family was forced into hiding weeks after her thirteenth birthday. The diary she kept of
her experiences shows the courage and optimism with which she bravely faced the situation.
At the age of nine Audrey Hendricks marched during a civil rights march knowing that she would be arrested for doing so. This tells the story of the Birmingham Children's March through her eyes.
Deaf and blind from at two, nobody expected Helen Keller to achieve much, but, with the help of
Anne Sullivan, she learned to
communicate with the outside world and has been a source of
inspiration for millions.
Did you know that Philo T. Farnsworth came up with the idea for TV at age 14? Read more about him and forty-nine other incredible kids proving that you’re never too young to change the world!
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