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by Joy Wilt Berry
Illustration by Nicole Richardson
Kids / Essays / Tyke Division
6.5 x 9 inches,
30 four-color illustrations
In 1946 the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, headed by Eleanor Roosevelt, began to formulate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The ideals compiled by the commission have become beacons of dignity and hope for people the world over. For the first time ever, essential human rights, as codified in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, are being presented in a book specifically for children. Joy Berry’s Mine & Yours: Human Rights for Kids, created in association with Amnesty International USA, defines and explains for kids their rights, and teaches them how to assert their rights with integrity and responsibility.
In keeping with Amnesty International’s mission and written in Joy Berry’s easy-to-understand style, Mine & Yours delivers a message that crosses the boundaries of nationality, culture, and religion. Throughout the book, illustrations by the award-winning artist Nicole Richardson depict colorful scenes from around the world, teaching children about diverse global customs, animals, and regions.