Aung San Suu Kyi: Fearless Voice of Burma

When Aung San Suu Kyi returned to her native Burma to tend to her ailing mother, no one could have known that within a few months she would become a leader of her people. In 1989, after Suu Kyi had worked only a year in Burma’s renewed struggle for democracy, the military government placed her under house arrest. In 1991, still under arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Prize for peace. Upon her release from house arrest in 1995, thousands flocked to Suu Kyi’s home in Rangoon to hear her speak. There she offered hope that democracy may yet blossom in Burma.

Whitney Stewart’s biography, based on personal interviews with Aung San Suu Kyi and those around her, illuminates the dangers endured and triumphs enjoyed by this inspiring woman.

An NCSS/CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies