WE ARE ALL BORN FREE: THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN PICTURES is a magical book that effectively introduces to children the concept that everyone on this planet, wherever we live, whoever we are, everyone has rights that should never be taken away. Illustrations are by artists from many different countries who have co-operated with Amnesty International, UK, to create this book.
Who would ever think that a picture book of Human Rights could be engaging, even riveting, for both child and adult reader? Not I. I opened WE ARE ALL BORN FREE with skepticism. I was moved to smiles, tears, and shaking my head sometimes in sorrow, sometimes with laughter. I was inspired to think about other children in this world and to long for peace and justice for all people.
My gift to you is this suggestion. Each remaining day in December read one page. Sit down with a child. Study the illustration made by the artist. Read the simple paraphrase of one article out loud. Talk about what it means, for example, to have a home, to have a country that is home. Talk about what it means to have the right to read, to be healthy, to live with respect.
My other gift? I would like to give you a copy. Please send an email to me HERE with “BORN FREE – ReaderKidZ Giveaway” in the subject line. Be sure to include your mailing address and hopefully I will draw your name for one of the ten copies!*
Congrats to the lucky 23 who won copies of BORN FREE. Winners have been contacted and their books will arrive shortly! Stop by ReaderKidZ again each day next week to learn about more giveaways.
A very happy and book-filled holiday season to all!