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We are power : how nonviolent activism changes the world

Author: Todd Hasak-Lowy
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements-from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Instructional and educational works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Hasak-Lowy
ISBN: 9781419741111 141974111X
OCLC Number: 1147934343
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Gandhi and Indian independence --
Alice Paul and voted for women --
Martin Luther King Jr. and Project C --
Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers movement --
Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution --
Greta Thunberg and the climate change movement.
Responsibility: Todd Hasak-Lowy.

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"We Are Power brings to light the incredible individuals who have used nonviolent activism to change the world. The book explores questions such as what is nonviolent resistance and how does it work? In an age when armies are stronger than ever before, when guns seem to be everywhere, how can people confront their adversaries without resorting to violence themselves? Through key international movements-from the freedom of India from British rule to American labor unions and civil rights to actions taken by high school and college students around the world-this book discusses the components of nonviolent resistance. It answers the question "Why nonviolence?" by showing how nonviolent movements have succeeded again and again in a variety of ways, in all sorts of places, and always in the face of overwhelming odds. The book includes endnotes, a bibliography, and an index"--

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