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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Compiled after the horrors of World War II, its purpose was to state and protect the rights of all people. This beautiful commemorative edition celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally renowned artist or illustrator, including Jackie Morris, Satoshi Kitamura, Catherine Anholt and Laurence Anholt, Marie-Louise Gay, Jessica Souhami, Peter Sis, Mick Manning and Brita Granstrand#246;m, Hong Song-Dam, and many others. A testament to freedom and the human spirit, it is a thoughtful gift for children and adults alike. With a foreword by John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and Doctor Whoand#8217;s David Tennant, We Are All Born Free is published in association with Amnesty International, and all royalties will be donated to the organization.

Review:

"In time to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December, this attractive volume taps roughly 30 illustrators for visual interpretations of that document; the text is a simplified, child-friendly version from Amnesty International. Luminaries include Peter Ss, whose art is on the cover; John Burningham, who envisions Articles 1 and 2 ('We are all born free and equal.... These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences') as a multiracial crew of smiling children bouncing on a trampoline, balloons floating into the distance; Jane Ray, who responds to Article 5, against torture, with a painting of a seemingly scarred rag doll, well patched but burned and spattered in red paint; and Chris Riddell, who injects a rare note of humor via a dragon that accidentally destroys the 'proper order' called for in Article 28. The structure is cumbersome, as readers have to flip to back matter to learn who illustrated what, and the art tends to be literal-minded (children dancing around a statue of Nelson Mandela). Even so, the concepts emerge clearly, and adults searching for a way to introduce children to the complicated subject of human rights need look no further. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845076504
Subtitle:
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Author:
Amnesty International
With:
Amnesty International
Illustrator:
Burningham, John
Illustrator:
Daly, Niki
Illustrator:
Paul, Korky
Author:
Burningham, John
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Subject:
Social Issues - Values & Virtues
Subject:
Situations / Values
Subject:
POL035010
Subject:
Human Rights
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
United nations
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color illustrations throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.25 x 9.88 in 21 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-UP

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In time to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December, this attractive volume taps roughly 30 illustrators for visual interpretations of that document; the text is a simplified, child-friendly version from Amnesty International. Luminaries include Peter Ss, whose art is on the cover; John Burningham, who envisions Articles 1 and 2 ('We are all born free and equal.... These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences') as a multiracial crew of smiling children bouncing on a trampoline, balloons floating into the distance; Jane Ray, who responds to Article 5, against torture, with a painting of a seemingly scarred rag doll, well patched but burned and spattered in red paint; and Chris Riddell, who injects a rare note of humor via a dragon that accidentally destroys the 'proper order' called for in Article 28. The structure is cumbersome, as readers have to flip to back matter to learn who illustrated what, and the art tends to be literal-minded (children dancing around a statue of Nelson Mandela). Even so, the concepts emerge clearly, and adults searching for a way to introduce children to the complicated subject of human rights need look no further. Ages 6 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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