About literature and human rights
What do novels, poems and picture books have to do with our human rights? Easy - reading fiction develops our empathy and social understanding.
Stories and rights blog
Read our blog for the latest on our publications and literary initiatives and hear from writers and illustrators about human rights.
Whether you want to shop in store or buy online, you'll find a wide range of fascinating and unique second hand books in our seven bookshops and on Abe books.
Looking for a good read? From short stories to poetry, for adults and children, you'll find the best of human rights reads here. Browse our online shop.
It’s tough to give a top ten of anything, but here’s a short list of some of the most celebrated fiction and nonfiction dealing with human rights issues. They’re also just great reads.
Right to an identity
From the moment we are born, we each have the human right to an identity. It's Article 8 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, but it lasts for life.
We believe that children's books are important in developing values that underpin our human rights. And it turns out the psychologists agree with us.
Books for young adults
Books are a great way to start conversations about rights and explore different identities. Find out about our work on books for young adults.
Using fiction to teach human rights
Our series of teacher's notes accompany recommended human rights fiction for primary and secondary, including discussion questions and activities.