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 Green...
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....
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 b...
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, Willia...
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 co...
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 author...
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...
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 www.sfsaid.com I've wo...
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...
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 gift...
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...
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...
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 child...
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 a...
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 t...
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 you...
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 Malor...
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 enable...
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 st...
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 lovel...
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