Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Standing for Democracy in Burma

Book - 1999
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A A A Now there is a series designed especially to introduce young people to women whose heroic lives have helped to shape our world. Informative, inspiring, and engaging, the series tells of extraordinary achievements women have made throughout the world and introduces younger readers to the realities of other countries and cultures. Grades 6 and up. This unique biography series is designed to introduce young readers to the achievements of women around the world. The books tell the dramatic life stories of courageous women who have overcome adversity and discrimination to make extraordinary contributions to the global community. Each book contains contextual information about the geography, politics, and culture of its subject's homeland and introduces, on an accessible level, concepts such as the global economy, environmental preservation, and human rights. By providing role models, Women Changing the World serves as a source of inspiration for future world changers. Titles in the Series include: Aung San Suu Kyi Standing Up for Democracy in Burma PB $9.95, 1-55861-197-5 HC x 19.95, 1-55861-196-7 Ela Bhatt Uniting Women in India PB $9.95, 1-55861-228-9 HC x $19.95, 1-55861-229-7 Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams Making Peace in Northern Ireland PB $9.95, 1-55861-201-7 HC x $19.95, 1-55861-200-9 Mamphela Ramphele Challenging Apartheid in South Africa PB $9.95, 1-55861-226-2 HC x $19.95, 1-55861-227-0 Rigoberta Menchu Defending Human Rights in Guatemala PB $9.95, 1-55861-199-1 HC x $19.95, 1-55861-198-3
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1999.
ISBN: 9781558611962
Branch Call Number: J 959.105092 Aung-L
Characteristics: 112 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm.


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The Burmese military, who have governed Burma since 1962, did not let her political party, the National League for Democracy join the government. Suu Kyi was arrested and forced her to stay in her house and not have any visitors. Since then she has brought democracy to her country using nonviole... Read More »

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