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Free? Stories About Human Rights

by Amnesty International

Other authors: David Almond (Contributor), Ibtisam Barakat (Contributor), Malorie Blackman (Contributor), Theresa Breslin (Contributor), Eoin Colfer (Contributor)10 more, Roddy Doyle (Contributor), Ursula Dubosarky (Contributor), Jamila Gavin (Contributor), Margaret Mahy (Contributor), Patricia McCormick (Contributor), Michael Morpurgo (Contributor), Sarah Mussi (Contributor), Meja Mwangi (Contributor), Rita Williams-Garcia (Contributor), Jacqueline Wilson (Foreword)

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An anthology of fourteen stories by young adult authors from around the world, on such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith, compiled in honor of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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A fascinating collection of stories, each addressing a different article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some read better than others, but they all do a great job highlighting why the declaration was created in the first place and why institutions like Amnesty International still exist to protect the rights of all human beings. Some of my favorite authors like Roddy Doyle and Eoin Colfer contributed to the book, and I am glad to say their respective stories do not disappoint. ( )
  sarahlh | Mar 6, 2021 |
What does it mean to be free? Top authors donate their talents to explore the question and the 30 articles of human rights in a compelling collection to benefit Amnesty International.
  DevizesQuakers | Apr 28, 2016 |
These are geared at young adults, probably early teens, and some (especially the first two) are a bit too trite and simplistic -- injustice easily recognised and easily solved -- for my taste. Others, though, looked a bit more deeply into the complexities of injustice (or its absurdities, as in Mussi's Scout's Honour). Rita Williams-Garcia's poem on the quest for water after Hurricane Katrina hit a bit close to home for me (fortunately, since the book was published, the UN has declared that safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right; the right Williams-Garcia quotes as inspiration for the poem is 'merely' the right to move about freely in one's country). Eoin Colfer's Christopher was a strong one, avoiding some of the cliches of the Not-a-Sweatshop setting and ending on a hard, but not anvilicious, note. I also very much enjoyed Ibtisam Barakat's Uncle Meena and Jamila Gavin's Wherever I Lay Down My Head. ( )
  zeborah | Jun 5, 2013 |
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Candlewick Press

2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763647039, 0763649260


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