Resources about the two children’s rights activists sharing the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize are available from your Cobb County Public Library System.
Kailash Satyarthi of India and Malala Yousafzay of Pakistan were given the prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated in the announcement released Friday.
The youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner at 17, Malala Yousafzay is author of I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban. For links to CCPLS catalog listings of the book, young readers’ edition, ebook, and audiobook in the CCPLS collection, click here.
Resources on Kailash Satyarthi and his efforts against child labor in India are available through GALILEO and other digital resources in the CCPLS’ E-Library.
Fifty years ago this month, on October 14, the announcement was made that the Nobel Peace Prize for 1964 was awarded to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was then 35.