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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children’s laureate Chris Riddell

With contributions from Frances Hardinge, Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Neil Gaiman and many more. Did you know that ... government spies can turn on your phone and use the microphone to listen to your conversations? ... that lesbian and gay relationships are illegal in 78 countries and can be punished by death? ... that Amnesty recently recorded the highest number of executions globally for more than 25 years? Through short stories and poetry, twenty-five leading authors and illustrators explore the top human rights issues facing young people today. Now is the time to take a stand and make a difference. Full list of contributors: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Ryan Gattis, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Amy Leon, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chelsea Manning, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.

  • Illustrated by acclaimed children's laureate Chris Riddell
  • Royalties from the sale of this book go to Amnesty International, which works to protect human rights all over the world
  • The perfect collection for teens with a conscience, ideal for classroom discussion

About the author

Amnesty International UK is a movement of ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. It aims to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied, and encourages others to join the fight. Amnesty has a network of active youth groups across the UK and promotes its work in secondary schools and other organizations. For more info see www.amnesty.org.uk

ISBN: 9781406373646
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: July 1, 2017
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 320pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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