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.
It’s tough to give a top ten of anything, but here’s a short list of some of the most celebrated literature dealing with human rights issues. They’re also just great reads.
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.
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry
We've worked with authors Anthony and Ben Holden to create this anthology of poems to test your emotions.
Our little book of human rights
A star cast illustrates each of our human rights, with an introduction by AL Kennedy. Find out why we teamed up with Waterstones to make this small booklet full of great ideas.
We Are All Born Free
View some beautiful images that make up our book We Are All Born Free an illustrated guide to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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.