The Global Shakers

by Ms. Borges’ 5th Grade


The Global Shakers:
Children Who Are Changing The World
A collection of brief summaries describing 23 remarkable children and the impact they are making on our world.

Ms. Borges’ 5th Grade Class
Randolph Elementary School
Table of Contents
1. Malala Yousafzai by: Ms. Borges

2. Sophie Cruz by: Carter

3. Samantha Smith by: LizaJane

4. Iqbal Masih by: McKena

5. Ruby Bridges by: Mia

6. Bana al-Abed by: TayRon

7. Anoyara Khatun by: Matthew

8. Xiuhtezcatl Martinez by: Zachary

9. Mari Copeny by: Briley

10. Hailey Fort by: Brogan

11. Mikaila Ulmer by: Alexis

12. Ann Makosinski by: Maria
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13. Ryan Hreljac by: Elijah

14. Yash Gupta by: Jesus

15. Jack Andraka by: Aidyn

16. Mary Grace Henry by: Luke

17. Elif Bilgin by: Edwin

18. Katie Stagliano by:Lilah

19. Cassandra Lin by: Emma

20. Easton LaChappelle by: Bohdan

21. Boyan Slat by: Cannen

22. Gitanjali Rao by: Mayte

23. Alex Deans by: Johnny
Malala Yousafzai
Ms.Borges’ fifth grade class would like to dedicate our book to all the people and children who are working tirelessly and persistently to change the world. It is by their selfless actions that great improvements are coming to our world. Whether it be cleaning up pollution from the oceans, providing clean water, food and shelter to those without, trying to prevent a war or fighting for equal education, they are the movers and shakers who are rocking our world to it’s core hoping for a better tomorrow.

We appreciate and admire the risks taken and hope to be the next moving forces for change.
Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai wanted all people to have equal access to education, but political extremists in her country of Pakistan wanted to limit education by using violence. So when these extremists tried to silence Malala, her voice and her message became louder. The, Malala became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and speak in front of the United Nations. She continues to advocate for education all around the world.
Sophie Cruz
Sophie Cruz, age 8, was born in Los Angeles, California and wanted her undocumented parents to be able to stay in the United States of America. So she wrote a letter to the Pope and is fighting to ensure that the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) program continues. She was invited to visit President Obama and has inspired others to make their voices heard.