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More About This Title Protest!
Illustrated by award-winner Emily Haworth-Booth, and written by Emily and her sister Alice, this book is a timely history of peaceful protests from around the world - from ancient times to the present day. Protest has changed the planet – from Roman times to today, ordinary people have stood up for what they believe in and made the world a better place. Children are more likely now than ever before to make a peaceful stand against what they believe is wrong in the world. The time is right for a book that sets out the history of protest and how it has changed our society. This book covers the global history of protest from 1170 BCE, when workers on the pyramids in Egypt went on strike for more food, to the present day, with Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg campaigning for the environment. It includes the women's march in Rome, through the peasants' revolt, the abolitionist movement and the suffragette movement right through to environmental campaigns today. Also covered are the Boston Tea Party, the Storming of the Bastille, the Abolitionist Movement, Women's Suffrage Movement, anti-Vietnam War, the Stonewall riots, the Monday Demonstrations, the Arab Spring, Black Lives Matter and much, much more. The book covers civil rights, women’s rights, LGBTQI+ rights, anti-apartheid, environmental campaigns and more. It also looks at creative ways of protesting – student strikes, singing protests, guerrilla gardening, noisy protests and surreal happenings. And it ends with a practical section on how children can organise a protest for themselves.