Free?: Stories About Human Rights by David AlmondWhat does it mean to be free? Top authors donate their talents to explore the question in a compelling collection to benefit Amnesty International.
A boy who thinks that school is slavery learns the true meaning of the word when he stumbles on a secret child-labor factory. A Palestinian boy, mute from trauma, releases kites over a wall to a hilltop settlement, each bearing a message of peace. This inspiring, engaging anthology gathers an international roster of authors to explore such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith — from a riveting tale of an attempt to find drinking water after Hurricane Katrina; to a chilling look at a future where microchips track every citizen’s every move; to a hilarious police interrogation involving the London Tower, the Crown Jewels, and a Ghanaian boy with a passion for playing marbles. Features an introduction by British writer Jacqueline Wilson.
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Reviewed by: Free? Candlewick, [p]. Trade ed. Originally published in the UK to celebrate the declaration's sixtieth anniversary, the book pairs each piece with a simplified version of the article on which it reflects. For example, Rita Williams-Garcia's poem about military roadblocks after Hurricane Katrina precedes Article 13, "We all have the right to go where we want to in our own country.
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No catches, no fine print just unconditional book loving for your children with their favourites saved to their own digital bookshelf. Elizabeth Laird. Valentina Giannella. Written by Amnesty International. In fourteen different ways Jamila Gavin, David Almond, Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman, Eoin Colfer and others have written about an aspect of freedom thereby drawing attention to the predicament of children for whom many of them are only a dream. The point of each story is highlighted by the particle Article from the Human rights convention it illustrates. All royalties from the sale of this book go to Amnesty International, which works to protect human rights all over the world.
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