For Every Child by Caroline Castle

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In 1989 the United Nations formally adopted fifty-four principles that make up the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. For this breathtaking picture book the fourteen declarations that are most relevant to children's everyday lives have been retold by Caroline Castle in a simple, evocative text, each one interpreted in a stunning double-page illustration by a different artist from around the world. These well-known contributors include two Americans, both major award-winners: Jerry Pinkney and Rachel Isadora.

UNICEF has declared that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child "stands alone as the single most comprehensive instrument of human rights law." However, not nearly enough people know of this important document's existence, and the new Millennium has presented the opportunity to draw attention to these rights.

Contributing Artists:

John Burningham
Babette Cole
Philippe Dumas
Shirley Hughes
Rachel Isadora
Satoshi Kitamura
P. J. Lynch
Claudio Muñoz
Jerry Pinkney
Henriette Sauvant
Amrit & Rabindra K. D. Kaur Singh
Peter Weevers
Ken Wilson-Max
Yang Tswei-yu

About Caroline Castle

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Caroline Castle is the author of several picture books and novels for children. She lives in London and enjoys painting, singing, and music. Sam Childs, a former art teacher and toymaker, is a full-time illustrator whose illustrations for Gorgeous! were inspired by her childhood paintings. John Burningham has been praised by "The New Yorker" as "one of the finest and most original writers at work today." His most recent picture book is "Hushabye, About the Editor: James P. Grant is Executive Director of UNICEF.
Published November 2, 1989 by Hutchinson. 32 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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It’s always good to know your rights, especially if you are one of the vulnerable, and this picture book takes the elemental human rights of children, agreed upon by a United Nations convention in 1989, and holds them high for children to see.

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Published in association with UNICEF, this book presents 14 of the 54 principles adopted at the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and pairs each with illustrations by an international cast

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On the first spread, text beginning with ""Whoever we are, wherever we live, these rights belong to all children under the sun and the moon and the stars"" accompanies Rachel Isadora's picture of a multicultural lineup of children.

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