Jun 19 2017 3:45PM
The Amnesty CILIP Honour winners 2017
We’re delighted to announce the Amnesty CILIP Honour winners for 2017. At the start of Refugee Week in the UK, two books that address the global refugee crisis have won the prestigious Amnesty CILIP Honour, a commendation for outstandi...
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. F...
Jun 20 2016 12:30PM
The Amnesty CILIP Honour winners 2016
At last! We’re extremely proud to announce the inaugural winners of our Amnesty CILIP Honour: In the Kate Greenaway Medal category, the winner is... There’s a Bear on My Chair , by Ross Collins And in the Carnegie Medal category... Lie...
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 ev...
Dec 15 2015 3:34PM
Our top winter reads for children
Written by Sam Nadel, Publishing Team volunteer. Finding the perfect Christmas book for children and young people can be a daunting task. But as well as making great gifts, children’s books can inspire empathy and communicate the value...
Dec 3 2015 4:53PM
Why we’ve published My Little Book of BIG Freedoms
At Amnesty we know that human rights are crucial to a well-functioning society. In our view, all of us should understand, uphold and celebrate them, no matter how old or young we are. Children should be taught about them as early as po...
Aug 13 2015 10:55AM
Amnesty's top summer reads for children
Fancy spending your summer with a smelly dog? Or maybe you’d rather spend it exploring ancient city woodlands? Or maybe even embarking on a daring adventure to post-Civil War America? For whatever it is that piques your child’s interes...
Feb 6 2015 1:08PM
Books for children in dark times
As the world’s largest human rights organisation, Amnesty deals with issues of epic proportions as well as individual cases. We also set great store by the power of children’s fiction. This sometimes surprises people. But children have...
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...
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 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 int...
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 he...
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 s...
Nov 27 2013 4:46PM
Belsen - still relevant?
‘This event gives me the opportunity to pay tribute to these wonderful medical students, doctors and nurses who went into Belsen at liberation and did an absolutely magnificent job. They gave of themselves, they worked with dedication,...
Sep 3 2013 8:42AM
Know your rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in cartoons
Illustrating our human rights with cartoons, some of them very funny indeed, might seem a frivolous response to the abuses going on in the world today. But not according to Syria’s foremost political cartoonist Ali Ferzat, whose eye-ca...
Sep 3 2013 8:42AM
Know your rights: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in cartoons
Illustrating our human rights with cartoons, some of them very funny indeed, might seem a frivolous response to the abuses going on in the world today. But not according to Syria’s foremost political cartoonist Ali Ferzat, whose eye-ca...