From director Clint Eastwood, Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country.
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Rafiq is 9 years old when Kashmir Freedom Fighters soldiers raid his village in search of new recruits - they scrawl a line in chalk across the schoolroom wall, and any boy whose height reaches the line will be taken to fight. Rafiq is the first boy to cross the chalkline into a the brutal life of a boy soldier. But his family has not forgotten him; when he can no longer recognize himself, they reach out a hand of redemption as he spirals towards a final act of atrocity.
The Chocolate War By: Robert Cormier Summary: A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising drive and arousing the wrath of the school bullies.
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Brian is a city boy. Not used to living rough. Until his plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness. All he has is a hatchet – and a desperate will to survive. Now Brian must learn to live the hard way – or die.
Social Justice: It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. But Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the 'Spitfire, Kitten Number One,' home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home.