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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures Hardcover – Illustrated, 9 Oct 2008


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  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; illustrated edition edition (9 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845076508
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845076504
  • Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 24.7 x 1.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this fantastic book offers a simplified text written especially to make it accessible for children. To add to its appeal, each declaration is illustrated by an internationally renowned artist or illustrator. All royalties are donated to Amnesty International. One of my favourites of the season.

(Annie Everall Bookseller)

Published in association with Amnesty International, this amazing collection of illustrations celebrates the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The perfect gift for both children and adults.

(Publishing News)

Published 60 years after the original Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed after the Second World War. This brilliant book contains a simplified text for younger readers and stunning illustrations from some of the world's most renowned illustrators. With books about children's rights increasingly demanded by schools, this book is needed in every classroom, and its beautiful presentation will lead to it being desired by every household.

(Bookseller)

The best books for giving are those we return to again and again. Such a book is We Are Born Free - a sumptuously illustrated exploration of the Declaration of Human Rights for young readers.

(Jake Hope Bookseller)

A children's book about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? It's a bl**dy miracle!

(Families South East)

4 stars. Lovely book celebrating the universal declaration of human rights in a way that children will understand.

(www.bettybookmark.co.uk)

A feast for the eyes and the mind providing plenty to ponder and discuss at home and school.

(Scotsman)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures sounds like a really terrible idea doesn't it. Until you see the book We Are All Born Free. In this fine and important publication, the rights are put into language that everyone can understand and illustrated by some of the finest illustrators in the world. As one teacher saId to me " I will be giving everyone this book for Christmas" - why not follow her example.

(Carousel)

The text is clearly valuable as a set of ideals for life (and rules for the playground); and the pictures are inventive rather than literal. They vary in tone - from comic to serious, childlike to sophisticated, fantastical to realistic - and use media ranging from collage to screen prints.

(Sunday Times)

The UDHR is not the most obvious fodder for a picture book but once you’ve seen We Are All Born Free you’ll wonder what took them so long… A copy in every classroom would be a good start, particularly as royalties go to Amnesty International, but ideally every child should start life with one of their own.

(Telegraph)

If I could lay down the law for a minute, I would say this book should be obligatory in every young library.

(Laurence Anholt Child Education)

'This is a BIG book abourt a BIG subject, which is accessible to very young children. (I can even think of a few grown-ups that could use it too!) The result is a fiesty, provocative and joyous celebration of freedom, peace and justice. If I could lay down the law for a minute, I would say this book should be obligatory in every library.' Laurence Anholt

(Child Education)

This is a wonderfully illustrated picture book, providing 'thirty rules for the world to live by'. It can act as a fantastic starting point in aiding children to begin to understand their role in the world.

(5-7 Educator)

The sheer joy and purposefulness of the illustrations make this a must for KS1 and 2 debate. A great idea, brilliantly realised!

(Scholastic: Read Me)

"A must read book."

(Bookwitch)

"Saying 'a picture is worth a thousand words' certainly applies here - each of the carefully drawn illustrations conveys a really strong message and repays close attention."

(Parents in Touch)

"So amazingly compiled, the illustrators list reads like a "who's who" of all our favourite talented folk, and the lessons imparted here - not dumbed down, but imparted so effectively for a children's book, are more important now than ever."

(Read It Daddy)

"A beautifully diverse and vital addition to any bookshelf. The variety of illustrations is a delight, while the content is essential knowledge for children to learn."

(Booktrust)

About the Author

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is a movement of ordinary people across the world, standing up for humanity and human rights. We work to protect women, men and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.  We investigate and expose abuses, promote awareness of human rights and carry out a wide range of educational activities. We uphold the values contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other internationally agreed conventions. We have more than three million members worldwide and received the Nobel Peace Prize for our work.


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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Walton on 5 Oct. 2008
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I bought this book for all 3 of my children, my 4 God children and my children's school. It is beautifully illustrated and each of the human rights are worded so that children can understand them. It is the sort of book that you hope that if your children become parents, they will pass their copy onto their children. Some people have a family bible; I believe that this is as important if not more so.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tobi321 on 24 Mar. 2009
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this book is brilliant, I have bought it for my 14 year old. when you read it you realise how many places in the world don't have basic human rights
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pat Bushell on 7 Feb. 2009
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I'd heard of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but I didn't know in any detail what it stated. Is there any country in the world that sticks to all its principles?
This is a lovely picture book version, supposedly for children, but in my opinion suitable for anyone of any age.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Croft on 6 Jun. 2010
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I bought this to use in a training course after I came across a 5 minute cartoon with the same name on youtube that uses some of the cartoons and a great voice-over from Amnesty.
Other reviews say it's great for kids but it's also useful for adults who need to see the universal declaration of human rights and understand it. I've used it in training courses in several countries and never found adults find it childish. Everyone remembers clearly their favourite page.
Politicians around the world would benefit from reading this.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By N. Parker on 18 Jun. 2009
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We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

This is such a beautiful and thought-provoking book. Each human right is retold in simple language and interpreted by a different illustrator, so that even small children can begin to grasp what they mean. Some pictures are funny, some pretty close to the knuckle. It's a wonderful book for adults and children to share and feels like it will encourage a sense of responsibilities as much as rights.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rooey on 23 Aug. 2012
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This is a must have for every new baby you know. If everybody lived their life according to these values there would be no strife. As an aetheist, this book is my 'bible'!
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By Amazon Customer on 17 Sept. 2011
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I adore this book and I give one to every new baby belonging to friends and family as my first gift to them. The future needs to be based on peace, love and respect. We must also always remember that there is someone somewhere who's doesn't have those things and that we should always try and do something on their behalf. What better way to inspire that in the next generation than have them grow up with that fact from birth? This book is gorgeously illustrated so babies and toddlers and older kids too love it. A perfect first gift from me to them and from my generation to theirs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Listener on 18 Feb. 2009
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I saw the pictures exhibited and now want to have the book for myself and for friends. It brings the declaration of human rights to life.
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