Courageous People

Age 13

320 pages

138 x 220 mm


  • Narrative Biographies

Christian Nürnberger

Courageous People

For peace, freedom and human rights

Christian Nürnberger tells us about men and women who have the guts to see things differently, to attempt something new, to break with tradition or to stand up to authority.

These people risk a lot and even get themselves into danger in the process. And they don’t even know if their efforts will be worth it all. But they want to change something:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Dutch Islam critic. Fighting for women’s rights in Islam countries; Peter Benenson: Founder of Amnesty International; Bärbel Bohley: One of the founders of the “Peace and Human Rights” initiative in East Germany; Bartolomé de Las Casas: Spanish Dominican monk. Spoke out on behalf of the Indios and against slavery and colonialism; Mahatma Gandhi: Stands for civil disobedience against British colonial rule and for Indian independence; Martin Luther: Critic of the Catholic church. Founder of the Protestantism; Nelson Mandela: Struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Nobel Peace Prize in 1993; Wangari Muta Maathai: African environmental activist. Nobel Peace Prize in 2004; Rosa Parks: US-American civil rights activist against racism; Anna Politkowskaja: Russian journalist, active opposition to the war in Chechen; Bertha von Suttner: Austrian pacifist. Nobel Peace Prize in 1905.

“You can never know whether courage pays off – that’s why courage is such a rare thing.” Christian Nürnberger


  • Renowned author - Winner of the German Youth Literature Award 2010
  • 25,000 copies sold!