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Iqbal, a 13-year-old boy, fights for children's liberation. Bravely, he speaks out against children working long hours in carpet factories in Pakistan.

Acclaimed author Francesco D'Adamo is internationally famous for his captivating adult fiction. Iqbal is D'Adamo's first young adult book to be published in the United States. Moore's sensational narration complements this remarkable story.

©2001 Edizioni EL, translation ©2003 Ann Leonori; (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.

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"A compelling work, based on true events, is skillfully rendered with compassion and expertise." (Audiofile)

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We've listened to this twice now. I think I've enjoyed listening as much or more than I would have enjoyed reading it. It will be the next read for my book club.

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Great book to share with my 6th grade class.

We loved it. My students were inspired to take on some injustices as well and it gave us relevant information about today's world.

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Absolutely love this audio book. The story line is simple but thought provoking! definately recommend reading/listening to this novel.

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This Story Needs to Be Told

This is the story of a Pakistani boy who was killed for standing up against forced labor and indentured servitude of children and poor people. Told through the eyes of a young girl who was chained to a carpet loom beside him, the story explains how children end up in such factories, how they live, how they are treated. It also shows the corruption of the society that would allow such injustice to go unchecked. The narrator does a fantastic job of maturing with the first person point of view, as well as voicing various characters in the story. She also manages to capture the foreign sights, sounds and diction of Pakistan without stereotyping.