Stories and poems from prizewinning and internationally acclaimed authors, each highlighting different rights of the child, as declared by the United Nations
All children have the right to life, survival and development; to protection from violence and abuse; to education; to express their opinions and be listened to…
These are just some of the children’s rights highlighted in this important and much-needed collection of stories and poems by a galaxy of well-known authors and poets.
The book is edited by leading UK children’s book consultant, Jake Hope, and illustrated by Ruthine Burton, Chih-An Chen and Habiba Nabisubi.
Stories and poems by Valerie Bloom, Sita Brahmachari, Cathy Cassidy, Maisie Chan, Joseph Coelho, Dom Conlon, AM Dassu, Nicola Davies, Anne Fine, Jamila Gavin, Morris Gleitzman, Jake Hope, Paul Jennings, Elizabeth Laird, CG Moore, Jackie Morris, Beverley Naidoo, RR O'Neill, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, Chitra Soundar, Jordan Stephens, Benjamin Zephaniah.
Jake Hope is Chair of the Working Party on Diversity and Inclusion for the Yoto Carnegie Awards, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious book awards. Jake has curated exhibitions on children’s literature and written articles and chapters on children’s reading. He has spoken at book fairs and festivals around the globe and is passionate about libraries and reading. Jake has judged or chaired numerous awards, including the Costa Children's Fiction Prize, and has been a jury member on the Bologna Ragazzi award. He lives in Preston, Lancashire.
Ruthine Burton, Habiba Nabisubi and Chih-An Chen are recent graduates from the Pop-Up Pathways project. Pop-Up Pathways is a national initiative sponsored by the Arts Council, that develops emerging illustrators from under-represented groups.
Our Rights should be considered for all primary school libraries, and will be a valuable resource for consciousness-raising and lesson-planning