We are All Born Free : The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures, Hardback

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

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948.

It was compiled after World War Two to declare and protect the rights of all people from all countries.

This beautiful collection, published 60 years on, celebrates each declaration with an illustration by an internationally-renowned artist or illustrator and is the perfect gift for children and adults alike.

Published in association with Amnesty International, with a foreword by David Tennant and John Boyne.

Includes art work contributions from Axel Scheffler, Peter Sis, Satoshi Kitamura, Alan Lee, Polly Dunbar, Jackie Morris, Debi Gliori, Chris Riddell, Catherine and Laurence Anholt and many more!



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This is an absolutely wonderful way to introduce children (and adults!) to the basic concepts of human rights and social justice. The statements are simple and straightforward, and the accompanying illustrations are at times whimsical, scary, heartbreaking and hopeful. Everyone should have this on their shelf.

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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.

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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.