On December 10th, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will celebrate its 60th anniversary. To commemorate this event, consider adding this CHILDREN’S book to your collection:
Amnesty International. We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures. London: Frances Lincoln Children’s, 2008.
As the review in Publishers Weekly (9/29/08) describes, this is an easy introduction “to the complicated subject of human rights.”
The Amnesty International site has a nice page on the book including a few illustrations.
I’m very intrigued by the interpretation of Article 28. [“Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.”] Chris Riddell illustrates this concept with a dragon in the middle of a mess.
And, for Article 11 [“Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. . . ], artist Polly Dunbar incorporates a sweet little girl, a spilled vase of flowers and the feet of her parents.
Story time in the library anyone?