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Mr. Suffern from Richmond Hill NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Meeting a Nobel Peace Laureate

My students need 6 copies of Let Freedom Ring because they will soon meet Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel at the PeaceJam Youth Conference.

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My students believe that they can spread peace and nonviolence around the world. I teach English and civics classes in a high school in New York. My "PeaceJam" students come from all grade levels and they are incredibly optimistic about affecting meaningful change.

My PeaceJam students have been examining the life story of Adolfo Perez Esquivel, a man from Argentina who was "disappeared" in his country's Dirty War in the 1970's, and upon his release was recognized with the 1980 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to create justice and accountability in Latin America. They are going to meet him, incredibly, at this year's PeaceJam Youth Conference at the end of March. I want them to be as informed about Esquivel's work as possible when they do meet him. Last year, we met Rigoberta Menchu Tum at the conference, and because of generous donations of her books from Donors Choose, my kids knew a lot about her story.

Most of Esquivel's books are out of print right now, but I do have an excellent curriculum from the PeaceJam organization to teach the students about his efforts. I'm requesting half a dozen copies of an anthology Esquivel edited that shows recent work that he has done to help free political prisoners in the U.S.

Your help today will ensure that when my students meet a true hero for peace in two months, they will be as prepared as they could be to have informed and meaningful conversations with him. The Youth Conference each year is an astounding experience: kids really do get to speak intimately with Nobel Laureates. Please help my students have incredible dialogues with Esquivel.

Mr. Suffern
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U. S. Political Prisoners Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Matt Meyer (Editor), Lynne Stewart (Afterword), Ashanti Alston (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $34.15 6 $204.90

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