Founder of WikiLeaks
Hero or Villain? Claims and Counterclaims
Reading Level: 8
Interest Level: 7-12
Activist, hacker, publisher, whistle-blower, hero, criminal, intelligent, paranoid, tragic, champion of truth. All these words have been used to describe Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks. This is the story of Assange's life, which is also the story of WikiLeaks, the website that has published millions of classified documents. Assange was born in 1971 in Australia, and he was an adventurous real-life Tom Sawyer, he has said. As a teenager, he discovered yet another seemingly infinite playground: computer networks. Though Assange has maintained political asylum since 2012, he continues to lead WikiLeaks, revealing and changing the world. Your readers will be intrigued by this revealing biography.