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Human Rights Day: December 10th

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The 2019 theme for the UN’s Human Rights Day is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights. These books help your students explore this important theme: the leadership role of youth in collective movements as a source of inspiration for a better future.
Our Future

Our Future

How Kids are Taking Action
edition:Hardcover

Young people from across the globe are raising awareness about what issues matter to them most and are working to protect the future that we all share. American Jaelun Parkerson kneels with his football teammates during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Canadian Autumn Peltier spoke in front of the United Nations to raise awareness about water pollution Melati Wijsen from Indonesia started working at twelve-years-old to convince her government to ban plastic bags. And Tiassa Mutun …

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Taking Action to Achieve Equality

Taking Action to Achieve Equality

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

This insightful book examines ways to reduce the global inequality of people—one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. From tackling gender inequality to fighting for the right to a good education, readers will gain an understanding of how all the UN goals work together, and learn concrete strategies to inspire change. Profiles of youth-led movements and other collaborative efforts to fight inequality will empower readers to get involved to achieve equality for all global citiz …

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Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression

Deal with it before you are censored
edition:Hardcover

Can you say anything you want? Should you?

Everyone has rights but navigating your rights can be difficult. You have the right to freedom of expression but there are many places where this freedom is limited by laws, rules and regulations, or even customs such as good manners.

By exploring the viewpoints of The Censor, The Speechmaker and The Witness, this book will help you navigate issues of how to express identity and opinion.

  • Freedom of Expression 101 defines rights, freedom of expression an …
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Voices of Change

Voices of Change

Young people speak up for tolerance, justice, and human rights
edition:Paperback

For evil to Flourish it only requires good men to do nothing”, “Freedom is not a gift from Heaven, one must fight for it every day”and “Freedom of speech is not the freedom to propagate hatred” are only a few of the quotes that inspired young people to thoughtfully write about racism, bullying, intolerance, LGBT issues, anti-Semitism and genocide in this compelling collection.   From different races and backgrounds the writers here respond to the social justice and human rights concer …

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The Girl Who Rode a Shark

The Girl Who Rode a Shark

And Other Stories of Daring Women
by Ailsa Ross
illustrated by Amy Blackwell
edition:Hardcover

An inspiring biographical collection celebrating the adventurousness and ingenuity of girls and women around the world.

Now more than ever, the world is recognizing how strong women and girls are. How strong? In the early 1920s, Inuit expeditioner Ada Blackjack survived for two years as a castaway on an uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean before she was finally rescued. And she’s just one example.

The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women is a rousing collection of biograph …

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Can Your Conversations Change the World?

Can Your Conversations Change the World?

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Being a feminist can mean different things to different people, but one thing it always includes is the belief in equality and human rights. Whether you are talking with one close friend or hanging out with a group of classmates, it matters what you say and how you say it. Not everyone is going to agree with your opinions, especially when you are talking about social justice issues. Can Your Conversations Change the World? provides insight into the origins and history of feminism, how it plays o …

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My Body My Choice

My Body My Choice

The Fight for Abortion Rights
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

Abortion is one of the most common of all medical procedures. But it is still stigmatized, “and all too often people do not feel they can talk about their experiences.
Making abortion illegal or hard to access doesn't make it any less common; it just makes it dangerous. Around the world, tens of thousands of women die from unsafe abortions every year.
People who support abortion rights have been fighting hard to create a world in which the right to access safe and legal abortion services is g …

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I Have the Right to Be a Child

I Have the Right to Be a Child

by Alain Serres
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
translated by Helen Mixter
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Selected for the IRA Notable Books for a Global Society List, selected for the Children's Literary Assembly 2013 Notable Children's Books and the USBBY Outstanding International Book List

With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights -- from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to be free from violence, to breathe clean air, and more. The book emphasizes that these rights belong …

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