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Martí’s Song for Freedom: Book Review and Activities

Jose Marti

Martí’s Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad by Emma Otheguy, illustrations by Beatriz Vidal Learn about José Martí, often referred to as the “Apostle of Cuban Independence,” in this beautifully illustrated bilingual biography. Written in verse, including excerpts from Martí’s own poetry, this picture book introduces children and adults to his inspiring…

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Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Learn About Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma (“Great Soul”), was born on October 2, 1869 in India. He was an inspirational leader, peaceful activist, and legendary humanitarian. His birthday is a national holiday in India, and it is also the International Day of Non-Violence. Learn about Gandhi’s life and the impact he had on…

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Mandela Day: 67 Minutes of Service

Mandela Day

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” Nelson Mandela What is Mandela Day? It’s a global celebration of former South African president’s Nelson Mandela’s life and his contributions…

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