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"In this collection of 14 imaginative short stories, writers including Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Ursula Dubosarsky, and Margaret Mahy come together to celebrate the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In her introduction, Jacqueline Wilson writes, 'So many brave writers have drawn attention to the horrors of repressive regimes, even though they've suffered as a result.... Life isn't fair — but we can do our best to right the wrongs.' Differing widely in focus and style, the stories eloquently illustrate specific articles in the declaration. In David Almond's tale, a boy who's part of a group of neighborhood 'mischief-makers, pests, and scamps' has his perspective changed by an iconoclastic German youth, who plants the seed of freedom through independent thought. Theresa Breslin offers a suspenseful piece about a young daydreamer who stumbles upon a child-labor factory. Written in verse, Rita Williams-Garcia's story is a somber look at the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while Patricia McCormick presents a harrowing account of those who fled Zimbabwe in 2008 after a disputed election. Frequently thought provoking, the stories adeptly highlight the universal importance of human rights. Ages 10 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A selection of essays and articles celebrating the centenary of this anarchist periodical. Both reprints from some of the luminaries (and they include just about everyone) over the years, as well as new essays commissioned for this volume.

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Amnesty International is a nonprofit organization that works to protect human rights around the world.

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Really good stroies about rights. I highly reccomend it.
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ISBN:
9780763649265
Author:
Amnesty International
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Manufactured by:
Amnesty International
Manufactured:
Amnesty International
Editor:
Amnesty International
Author:
Various
Subject:
Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
United nations
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Short Stories
Subject:
short stories;human rights
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.64x6.46x.56 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 224 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763649265 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this collection of 14 imaginative short stories, writers including Eoin Colfer, Roddy Doyle, Ursula Dubosarsky, and Margaret Mahy come together to celebrate the United Nations' 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In her introduction, Jacqueline Wilson writes, 'So many brave writers have drawn attention to the horrors of repressive regimes, even though they've suffered as a result.... Life isn't fair — but we can do our best to right the wrongs.' Differing widely in focus and style, the stories eloquently illustrate specific articles in the declaration. In David Almond's tale, a boy who's part of a group of neighborhood 'mischief-makers, pests, and scamps' has his perspective changed by an iconoclastic German youth, who plants the seed of freedom through independent thought. Theresa Breslin offers a suspenseful piece about a young daydreamer who stumbles upon a child-labor factory. Written in verse, Rita Williams-Garcia's story is a somber look at the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, while Patricia McCormick presents a harrowing account of those who fled Zimbabwe in 2008 after a disputed election. Frequently thought provoking, the stories adeptly highlight the universal importance of human rights. Ages 10 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A selection of essays and articles celebrating the centenary of this anarchist periodical. Both reprints from some of the luminaries (and they include just about everyone) over the years, as well as new essays commissioned for this volume.
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