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Story Explorer

Explore human rights themes and values in books for children and young people using our free Story Explorer resources. Activities and discussion questions are available for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlists, a range of books for all ages, and our own publications.

Recommended Reads

Find more books that illuminate, uphold or celebrate human rights with our lists of recommended reads for younger, middle-grade and teenage readers, as well as our brilliant blog highlighting books to engage with migration and refugee rights.

Invite an Amnesty Speaker

Help your students learn more about human rights and how to defend them by inviting an Amnesty Speaker to your library or school. Our speakers offer your school the opportunity to engage and immerse your pupils in human rights education for a lesson, workshop or assembly.

Poetry and human rights

Excite young people about reading, writing and performing poetry, as well as human rights with Words that Burn. Ten free session plans that can be taught individually or as a scheme of work are available; packed with contemporary and classic poetry. Young poets are invited to make a difference in a minute by creating a poem for an individual at risk, a selection of which will be showcased on our website.

Taking action

Support young activists to take action for human rights by subscribing to the Junior Urgent Action Network, which is specifically written for children, or by setting up an Amnesty Youth Group.

Fundraising in your school

A great way to channel the energy that comes from thinking about human rights issues is to support us by organising a fundraising event. Our Community Fundraising team are on hand to support your fundraising efforts, so start planning a fundraising event today! Read our guide to organising a book-themed Amnesty Fundraising event in your school.