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Marjorie Gann

Marjorie Gann

Author

Marjorie Gann is a Canadian author of non-fiction books for middle grade and young adult readers. Her two most recent books, co-authored with Janet Willen, concern the themes of slavery and abolition.  Five Thousand Years of Slavery, recognized as a 2012 Notable Book for a Global Society by the International Reading Association, tells the story of world slavery from antiquity to the present.  Most recently, Speak a Word for Freedom: Women Against Slavery, tells the stories of fourteen women, past and present, who have campaigned against slavery and human trafficking. Marjorie has also written about and reviewed Holocaust literature for young readers. She recently presented her investigation into children’s books on the Arab-Israeli conflict to the Association of Jewish Libraries Conference in Los Angeles.

Literature or Propaganda? How Children's Authors Write about the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Marjorie Gann

Arts Literature & Media