Our Rights by Janet Wilson
How kids are changing the world

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Colorful sidebars feature other kids in action, while “Kids Take Action,” “Kids Create” and “What YOUth Can Do” sections provide more examples of youth empowerment.
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This around-the-world tour introduces readers to children who have taken on the role of social activist, fighting for human rights and social justice in countries as diverse as Yemen and Congo, Canada and the United States. Ten children receive main profiles, and over a dozen others are featured in smaller sidebars. Anita Khushwaha fought against gender and class bias in her community in India. Emman Bagual founded Mind Your Rights to fight child labor in the Philippines. Zach Bonner walked 1,000 miles to raise awareness about homeless children in the United States. A diverse range of other issues is covered, including aboriginal rights, human trafficking and child soldiers, and the full United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found alongside tips for how kids everywhere can make a difference.
 

About Janet Wilson

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Janet Wilson is an award-winning artist and a published author, holding over 50 publishing copyrights in the children's literature field. She graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art and Design as a mature student, the mother of two little boys. Janet's love of books combined with a particular talent for drawing children has brought her into the world of "kidlit." Her more realistic style lends itself to interpreting the stories of children's favorite authors in producing picture books. Sensitivity to the nuances of facial expressions helps young readers grasp subjects ranging from dealing with death, the arrival of a new baby, the tragedy of war or just wishing your new dress was a different colour. Her awards include Best Illustrated Book in the United States in 2004 for
 
Published April 15, 2013 by Second Story Press. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.
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on Feb 06 2013

Colorful sidebars feature other kids in action, while “Kids Take Action,” “Kids Create” and “What YOUth Can Do” sections provide more examples of youth empowerment.

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