January 28, 2013

The Rainbow Troops

The Rainbow Troops by Andrea Hirata

"Every Citizen Has The Right To An Education"

From the very first day of their educational lives this small group of children were struggling to obtain what is for many a basic human right, an education. An opportunity that was almost lost to them even before it began, the sacrifices, struggles and successes these children encountered are recounted to us through the eyes of Ikal. At the hands of a man who dedicated his life to teaching and a young girl who was determined to teach so that others may succeed, Ikal and his friends are able to experience what so many of their family members and fellow countrymen were not able to, the joy of learning.
The Rainbow Troops are a group of children who learnt how empowering an education was to self-development. These were children with nothing and with no chance of a future, but who through an education dared to dream of a better life. Through their struggles is gained a new appreciation for the opportunities that most people take for granted, a childhood with a chance to learn, play and grow. A touching story that will lead you through the good times and the hard times of a life lived in poverty, struggling for understanding and never giving up.
On sale: 02 January 2013
Price (AU): $32.95
ISBN: 9781742758589
Recommended age: 18+
In a word: Ikal
Re-read it: possibly
Recommend: yes
Star rating: five out of five

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