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Oct 24 2016 4:55PM
End violence in schools

Author ND Gomes reflects on the reasons she wrote her new Amnesty-endorsed novel for teens, Dear Charlie. ‘Dear Charlie I’m sorry it’s taken me seven weeks to write this. Honestly, I still don’t know why I am. It’s not like you will...

Aug 4 2016 4:54PM
Lighting a candle for Here I Stand

By Sita Brahmachari, author Here I Stand is a collection of stories and poetry by Young Adult authors standing up for human rights under threat today. I was honoured to be invited to make a contribution about the plight of children in...

Aug 1 2016 3:22PM
Introduction, Here I Stand

By Jules Carey, human rights lawyer As the vastly outnumbered Scottish forces looked out over the looming ranks of the English army on a September morning in 1297, William Wallace, the Scottish knight and leader roared ‘They may take...

Aug 1 2016 11:22AM
Here I Stand against hate

Here I Stand is a new Amnesty collection of short stories and poems for young adults. It’s full of words and pictures that aren’t afraid to shine a light into the dark corners of modern, western society. We’re enormously proud of it...

Jun 30 2016 12:46PM
How fiction for teens helps combat hate crimes

written by Robin Talley, winner of the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2016 * This blog first appeared in Gay Star News I write books for teenagers. So, like many young adult authors, I’m often asked if the stories I create are based on things I...

May 12 2016 4:08PM
Why children’s books are important

Written by SF Said, award-winning children’s author and judge of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour. Follow SF Said on Twitter or visit his site at I've worked in many fields: politics, academia, journalism. And while I...

Mar 16 2016 5:28PM
Human rights in the Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medal shortlists

What a joy to see the outstanding books on these shortlists, all chosen by expert youth librarians. Proving our theory that all good books engage with human rights, we’ve found deep themes of justice, truth and freedom to explore in...