Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another great publication!

Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids Every Human Has Rights-A Photographic Declaration for Kids is a must read. Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this book makes it easier to sit down with a child and start having a conversation about Human Rights. When you open the book, two pages are dedicated to each right. So, first you will see a large photograph with the quality that National Geographic photographers are known for, a smaller multicultural photograph accompanied by a narrative, the declaration of human rights rewritten for accessibility, and students responses to those rights written in the form of poetry. Put it all together, and you have an amazing and accessible piece of work on the Declaration of Human Rights. I enjoyed reading the students' responses to each right, I enjoyed looking at top quality photographs, I loved that this is a book that young children can access with the support and guidance of an adult. 
Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland (1990-1997) agreed to write the foreword to this book where she reminds all of us "that change comes about through education, but that it also requires action". I thought about those words and  our times in the USA. I thought the timing was perfect.


katied said...

It is on my list to buy!!

Mary Lee said...