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by Amnesty International

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I loved this book. I liked how the text is simply written and easy to understand. It is very straight forward. One thing I noticed is that the illustrations were very different from page to page. For example, one illustration is a fat, cartoon clown. Another is a painting of a very real-life person. One I got to the end of the book it showed all of the different illustrators. I really enjoyed the different styles of illustrations within the same book. The big idea is that everyone is equal and should have the same rights. ( )
  HeatherBallard | Oct 8, 2014 |
The real value in this book is the images. They are so diverse and several of them had me scrambling to find out who the artist is. I loved the diversity of the art in this book, I think it helps the underlining message of the diversity in people well. I don't agree with all of the things the Declaration of Human Rights says, but I think it would be good for kids to be able to read it and decided what they think for themselves. It might be a good place to start a declaration of classroom rights in a third or fourth grade class.
  hgold | May 5, 2011 |
"An illustrated introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was established following World War II, including thirty articles that declare the basic rights for all of humanity as compiled by the United Nations."
  kday_working | Dec 16, 2010 |
Booklist starred (December 1, 2008 (Vol. 105, No. 7))
Grades K-3. Amnesty International has promoted the values contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the last 60 years. To honor the signing of the document, each of its 30 articles, written in terms children can understand, is illustrated here by artists who beautifully bring these concepts, both basic and profound, to a child’s level. In the first spread—“We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety”—John Burningham portrays a park in which children of all races and colors play together, capturing not just the image but the essence of the words. Some of the statements are not easy to illustrate for this audience, but the artists are up to the task. For instance, Jane Ray represents “Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us” in the form of a bloodied Raggedy Ann–style doll, shown across two pages on an expanse of white. The pictures range from realistic to fanciful; some of the art mixes both. Handsomely reproduced, the illustrations expand and enhance the powerful words. So much to look at, so much to discuss.
  isln_reads | Sep 1, 2010 |
This beautiful book, which has been illustrated by 30 different well-known artists, is an excellent introduction to The Universal Declaration of Human Rights for children. Each right is explained in child-friendly language and is accompanied by several illustrations and each with its own accompanying font. When topics are difficult for younger children, the illustrations are done tastefully, as in the case for torture where the illustrator has chosen a doll which has been abused. ( )
  StephanieWA | Aug 10, 2010 |
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A commemorative edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly offers insight into the world's shared views about the rights of all people, with illustrations by artists from around the world.… (more)

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