Laura Scandiffio
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People Who Said No

People Who Said No:
Courage Against Oppression


There are times when breaking the rules is the right thing to do. 

Inspiring stories of people who stood up against oppression, discrimination, and the abuse of power –– even when it put their own lives at risk. The White Rose resistance movement in Nazi Germany, Rosa Parks’s struggle against segregation, Aung San Suu Kyi’s fight for democracy in Myanmar and the 2011 people's uprising in Egypt are among the seven exciting stories of real-life heroes who refused to accept the injustices of their time. Illustrated with fascinating photos of the people and their times.

Read about:

The White Rose: a young brother and sister defy Hitler's regime in Nazi Germany

Rosa Parks: the woman who boldly challenged segregation in the southern United States

Andrei Sakharov: a Russian scientist helps to create the thermonuclear bomb, then fights against its use and the arms race

Helen Suzman: for decades a lone voice against apartheid in South Africa's parliament 

Oscar Romero: El Salvador's archbishop who risked his life to defend the poor and oppressed

Aung San Suu Kyi: champion of democracy in Burma/Myanmar, long imprisoned in her own home for her beliefs

Uprising in Egypt: the people's revolution of 2011 that brought down a powerful regime




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