Mar 11 2020 9:49AM
Book Review: Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Henrietta Porritt reviews Paper Avalanche, a story that focuses on Ro Snow and her relationship with her mother who is an extreme hoarder.

Feb 18 2020 3:58PM
Book review: Chinglish by Sue Cheung

Eisha Imtiaz reviews Chinglish by Sue Cheung. The novel, told in diary entries and doodles, explores the life of a teenager caught between two different cultures. Cheung's novel is equally quirky, fun and compellingly honest.

Feb 13 2020 2:15PM
An unjust deportation system

On Tuesday, the Government deported around 20 people on a flight to Jamaica. It had intended to deport many more but was prevented from doing so by a court when it was clear that some people had received no proper opportunity to secure

Feb 4 2020 2:15PM
Use your right to peaceful protest, creatively!

An Amnesty collaboration, two beautiful new books take us on a visual journey through 100 years of peaceful protest.

Jan 31 2020 11:59AM
Perfect books to give

Sometimes it can be hard to choose gifts. The Amnesty team recommend books for children and adults, with human rights at their heart.

Jan 27 2020 2:29PM
Seven queer books that changed the world

Choosing seven queer books out of the magnificent tumults of queer literature is a difficult task. But who better to take on the challenge than the brilliant writer Patrick Cash.

Jan 23 2020 9:41AM
Reading for Empathy Lab: books for a better world

I had the pleasure and privilege of reading and assessing books for the Empathy Lab collection 2020. Read this blog to find out about my judging journey and my favourite titles.

Jan 13 2020 10:26AM
Book review: Internment by Samira Ahmed

Madeleine Ross reviews Internment by Samira Hamed. The novel explores the possibility of American hard right policies coming to fruition. Hamed delivers a compelling and timely book.

Nov 18 2019 1:19PM
Why do children’s rights matter?

Exclusive and limited edition children's t-shirts, celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

Oct 28 2019 5:36PM
Countering toxic debate and hate crimes

"For Black History Month, I want to reflect on how ethnic representation in children’s books can help counter hostility and show us how diverse our communities really are" by Vini Lander, Professor at the University of Roehampton.

Oct 1 2019 11:09AM
Poetry Portal to Togetherness
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As a child and teenager my first writing instinct found voice in poetry. Like many children I found the potency of distilled thought and feeling contained within a poem to have an almost magical, transformative force.

Jun 17 2019 12:19PM
I’m not a refugee

Okay, let me be clear, I’m not a refugee anymore. I was a Refugee five years ago when I lived in Lebanon and back then, honestly, I didn’t publicly identify as a refugee.

Apr 11 2019 11:45AM
Guantanamo kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani

‘Let me find a place where to rest my head. / So tired. / It’s not easy. / Life after Guantanamo. / Chad, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria. / All this, it’s Americans who did this to me.’

Dec 6 2018 1:44PM
The Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction – and its close ties with human rights

The Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s Fiction has just opened its doors for 2018 submissions. The Award has always taken special note of stories which engage children directly with specific human rights, sometimes in unusual

Nov 19 2018 4:50PM
The human rights impact of graphic novels on children and young people

20 November 2018 marks the 29th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, find out more about the importance of graphic novels to teach children and young people about human rights.

Oct 3 2018 4:37PM
We have to fight to achieve our rights

Since March 2017, Amnesty International has spoken to more than 100 women and girls who have fled their homelands, and who are living in camps and flats on the Greek islands or on mainland Greece.

Jul 24 2018 2:31PM
We Shall Fight Until We Win: Celebrating a century of pioneering political women

We Shall Fight Until We Win is a graphic novel anthology marking the centenary since the Representation of the People Act. It tells the stories of lesser known women who fought and are still fighting for equal rights.

Jun 26 2018 11:05AM
On winning the Amnesty CILIP Honour 2018 for The Hate U Give

Speech by Angie Thomas, 18 June 2018 © Valerie Schmidt "Like many of you, I am tired. I don’t mean physical exhaustion, although I do have my fair share of that since I stayed up well past midnight in order to work on my second book. I...

Mar 13 2018 5:48PM
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...

Mar 13 2018 5:44PM
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... Lies...

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