Know Your Rights and Claim Them - by Amnesty International & Angelina Jolie & Geraldine Van Bueren (Paperback)
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"About the Book A timely look at children's rights, the young activists who fought for them, and how readers can do the same by Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren Book Synopsis This book is a guide for every young person who believes in a better world for all--Malala Yousafzai Adults are aware of their universal human rights of freedom and equality, but children often are ignorant of the rights they possess before reaching the age of majority. Enter Know Your Rights and Claim Them, written in partnership with Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren. Know Your Rights and Claim Them details the rights promised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, starting with the history of child rights, and providing a clear description of the types of child rights, the young activists from around the world who fought to defend them, and how readers can stand up for their own rights. This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference--Greta Thunberg Review Quotes This book uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, a document outlining children's rights, as a launching point for educating young activists. Readers will learn about the history of children's rights, the articles of the UN's Convention, and how to claim specific rights. The second and largest section of the book explains the articles of the UN's Convention through the actual text, interpretations of each article in various regions of the world, and personal stories of renowned young activists. These stories will surely inspire young people to advocate for their own passions. The third section of the book lays out practical steps that youth can follow to make progress toward their cause. The short subsections and easy-to-follow writing style make this an engaging book that will excite readers to take action. Black-and-white photos put a face to the personal stories and connect readers to reformists around the world. Defined terms, a list of useful organizations, and source notes provide paths for further research. This is an excellent book for teens and socially conscious educators and club leaders. VERDICT Rmended for all collections looking to update their YA sections with advocacy books.--School Library Journal-- ""Journal"" (12/1/2021 12:00:00 AM) Renowned human rights organization Amnesty International partners with actor and activist Jolie and lawyer and children's rights expert Van Bueren to create this detailed look at child rights globally. This timely book begins with a startling fact: The United States is the only one of the United Nations' 197 members that has never ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Readers are then led through the history of child rights while also defining the rights every child has from birth. Special attention is paid to education access, LGBTQ+ rights, and discriminatory policies targeting marginalized groups, with examples such as Charlotte Donaldson, who founded the Scottish Gypsy Traveller Assembly at age 16, and Zulaikha Patel, who at age 13 helped lead a protest against racist policies at her South African high school. Other profiles of teen changemakers, including girls' education advocate Malala Yousafzai, water activist Autumn Peltier (Anishinaabe), and Thai environmentalist Khairiyah Rahmanyah, are woven throughout. Readers curious about how to create change in their communities will appreciate the activism guidance describing how to research an issue, persuasively talk about your cause, reach out to lawmakers, and organize a protest. The wide-ranging text also includes guidance on how to stay safe while attending a demonstration, internet safety, and what to do when stopped by the police. Black-and-white photos, lists, and bold headings break up the text and enhance readability. A well-researched, much-needed guide for the next generation of human rights advocates.--Kirkus Reviews-- ""Journal"" (9/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)"

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