A young man fights against child labor and proves that children can change the world.


Craig’s first book, Free the Children, recounts his remarkable odyssey across South Asia, meeting some of the world's most disadvantaged children and learning the truth behind the headlines. It documents his journey through slums and sweatshops, while fighting to rescue children from the chains of inhumane conditions.

An international best-seller and the winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, Free the Children has been translated into eight languages, made into a documentary (It Takes a Child) and served as an inspiration for tens of thousands of young people around the world.

"Craig Kielburger's work through Free the Children has inspired tens of thousands of people to bring about the changes they seek in their own lives and the world."
Margaret Atwood
"Craig has become a Pied Piper, inspiring students in hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada to join his crusade."
New York Times

Read selected chapters

It Takes a Child
A Journey into Child Labor

Directed by Judy Jackson

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