The books on this shortlist for the 2018 Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medal winners were 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 every one. 

All of these books are eligible for the Amnesty CILIP Honour, for books that best uphold, illuminate or celebrate human rights and the values that underpin them.

Click each cover to find human rights education resources that you can use to explore human rights with children and young people.

Find out who won the 2017 Amnesty CILIP Honour

Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist

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Carnegie Medal shortlist

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