2017 (8)
Dec 12 2017 3:19PM
Author Mitch Johnson on tackling global inequality in fiction

By Mitch Johnson: an introduction to his new book ,'Kick', which has been endorsed by Amnesty International UK. 100 seconds. That’s how long it takes a top-flight footballer to earn a sweatshop worker’s monthly wage. When I first did...

Nov 30 2017 11:47AM
Children’s picture books and human rights

By Nicky Parker, Publisher, Amnesty International UK Why picture books for young children are the perfect place to celebrate human rights We work on life and death matters all over the world. People know us for our campaigning and...

Nov 20 2017 2:49PM
The Convention on the Rights of the Child: Improving children’s lives

The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child protects young people across the world from harm. Law professor Jonathon Todres explains more.

Oct 4 2017 5:07PM
Home and Away: recommended refugee and migrant stories from around the world

By Mairi Kidd, consultant for education and arts projects. Have you ever read a novel set in a place you know, by an author who knows it less well, and thought, ‘no, that’s not quite right’? It happens to me with books set in...

Jun 19 2017 4:44PM
Author Bali Rai on new Amnesty CILIP Honour winner 'The Bone Sparrow'

Written by Bali Rai, author and Amnesty CILIP Honour judge Judging this year’s Amnesty Honour Award was far from simple. A wonderful shortlist of novels, each touching on some aspect of human rights, made things very difficult. And for...

Jun 19 2017 4:26PM
Illustrator Ross Collins on choosing The Journey to win the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2017

Written by Ross Collins, Amnesty CILIP Honour winner 2016 It’s always lovely to be asked to judge something. It means that other people are under the illusion that you know what you’re doing. I was so proud to win last year’s CILIP...

Jun 6 2017 4:02PM
Illustrator and Waterstones Children’s Laureate UK Chris Riddell upholds children's rights

Amnesty Ambassador Chris Riddell will step down as the 9th Children's Laureate on 7 June, a day ahead of the General Election. He has written a statement calling on the UK to urgently address three key human rights issues that affect...

Apr 24 2017 5:00PM
A short history of human rights and children’s books

By Nicky Parker, Publisher at Amnesty International UK. This is the second year of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, an extra commendation for two books on the Carnegie and Greenaway Medal shortlists that best uphold, illuminate or celebrate...