Human Rights and Activism

Human Rights and Activism

The books in this collection are about standing up, speaking out and taking action. These books will inspire the next generation to make the world a better place.

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Burying the Moon

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village.

Caravan to the North

An urgent and eloquent account of a boy traveling in a caravan from his beloved homeland of El Salvador to the US border.

Caravana al Norte

El relato de un niño viajando de El Salvador hacia los EE.UU. ilumina la realidad de los inmigrantes centroamericanos cuya única opción es abandonar su hogar.

Democracy

This Groundwork Guide shows that democracy arose as a consequence of very specific historical circumstances and is therefore unlikely to advance.

Dodger Boy

From award-winning author Sarah Ellis comes the story of an American draft dodger who turns up to stay with thirteen-year-old Charlotte and her family.

El pan de la guerra

Parvana tiene 11 años y vive en Afganistán bajo el mandato de los talibanes. Cuando detienen a su padre buscará una solución desesperada: convertirse en un chico.

Genocide

This thoughtful book in the Groundwork Guides series helps young readers understand the difficult subject of genocide.

I Have the Right to Be a Child

A beautiful book that introduces young children to the concept of human rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

I Have the Right to Culture

The third book in the award-winning I Have the Right series explores a child’s right to culture, including music, art, dance and much more.

I Have the Right to Save My Planet

From the author and illustrator duo who created the award-winning I Have the Right to Be a Child comes this beautifully illustrated picture book about a child’s right to advocate for the environment they live in.

Kids of Kabul

What happened to Afghanistan's children after the fall of the Taliban in 2001? Deborah Ellis, author of The Breadwinner, went to Kabul to find out.

Mud City

A re-issue of Mud City, the third book in the bestselling Breadwinner series by Deborah Ellis. Includes a new cover and map, and an updated author's note.