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EVERY HUMAN HAS RIGHTS by National Geographic


A Photographic Declaration for Kids

edited by National Geographic

Age Range: 10 - 13

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4263-0510-8
Publisher: National Geographic

“1. All humans are born free with the same dignity and rights. / 2. Everyone has the same rights.…” Here each of the 30 principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been restated in simple language and set among both striking photographs—mostly of children or family groups—and brief, poetic comments from the 16 young winners of an international writing contest sponsored by the online community ePals. Opening with a provocative introduction by rights advocate Mary Robinson and closing with the original document’s full text, this commemoration of the Declaration’s 60th anniversary joins We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures (10/08) in providing pointed reminders, both verbal and visual, that the work of bringing equal human rights to all is not yet done—anywhere in the world. Where the earlier work is illustrated by a pantheon of artists and included a fair degree of whimsy, this effort is solemn—each is effective in its own way, though this may work better with an older audience. (index, reading and website lists) (Informational picture book. 10-13)