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Dec 22 2014 11:37AM
Recommended human rights reads for young adults

We have chosen a selection of books for young adults that we feel strongly convey the message of human rights. Each book encourages the reader to step into the shoes of another person and experience life through their eyes; to develop...

Nov 24 2014 3:22PM
What are the best books about identity for teenagers?

During the our Guardian Teen Takeover Week authors Alan Gibbons, Sita Brahmachari, Deborah Ellis and Bali Rai recommended some of their favourite books for young adults to us. All these books deal with issues of identity from gender...

Nov 12 2014 4:23PM
Sita Brahmachari on home, homelessness, identity and belief

The human rights concerns I explore in ‘ Red Leaves ’ are ones that have always troubled me, but it seemed that NOW more than ever it was the time to tell a story for young people about the universal human right to have a home; a safe...

Nov 10 2014 11:08AM
Malorie Blackman: 'Children's books still have a long way to go before they are truly diverse'

Once told to 'go back to where she came from' (she was born in Clapham), children's laureate Malorie Blackman is now famous for her books on race and identity. Here Malorie reveals the books that shaped her and why YA fiction has a lot...

Oct 23 2014 1:15PM
Why we have the 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. As an enabler for our other rights to function, it's the bedrock of a healthy...

Jun 16 2014 12:59PM
Malu Halasa on art from within Syria's prison cells

In Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline , the critic and academic miriam cooke (sic) puts the country’s long history of detaining political dissidents into stark perspective. She tells Daniel Gorman: ‘It became clear to me...

Jun 3 2014 9:38AM
The most moving Father’s Day present

Poems that Make Grown Men Cry, edited by Anthony and Ben Holden, was published in April this year in partnership with Amnesty. It’s a deeply moving book and makes a lovely gift, not just for poetry lovers but those seeking glimpses...

Apr 10 2014 4:41PM
The poems that make grown men cry

Today we're part of the launch of a new poetry anthology, in whose publication Amnesty has been closely involved. The title - Poems that make grown men cry - sums it up, really. A hundred men, all very successful in their fields, have...

Feb 12 2014 8:51PM
Fiction for human rights change

One of my daughters was lucky enough to have primary teachers who didn’t worry when the headcount in any lesson was down by one. They’d simply go and look for her in the tiny library, where she’d have crept away to read. They’d find...

Feb 8 2014 6:33PM
Anthony Holden on Russia, Sochi 2014, and Tchaikovsky

Anthony Holden is a writer, broadcaster and critic, and was the US Editor for the Observer and Assistant Editor for The TImes. He's written many biographies including one on Tchaikovsky, and watched the Sochi 2014 opening ceremony to...

Jan 13 2014 5:09PM
Michael Morpurgo on Amnesty and children's books

Guest blog from Michael Morpurgo Amnesty at 50 For fifty years now, all my adult life, Amnesty has been there keeping watch over the injustices and wrongs and cruelties we inflict on one another, reminding us urgently that in this oh...