by Caroline Moorehead

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Children have not, traditionally, been considered to have civil rights. Moorehead cites the attempts for recognition of these rights in her preface to this collection of articles about the terrible worldwide abuse and neglect of children. Tied closely to the work of UNESCO, the book introduces readers to regions where poverty and hunger cause people to sell and exploit their children and to nations in which wealth and power do nothing to stop the physical and emotional abuse of children. Well written and well edited, the book blends straight facts with journalistic descriptions focusing on individuals the authors interviewed. Each chapter is followed by a short afterword, expanding the topic by describing current global conditions. The book is fair in pointing out efforts to help children, both publicly and privately, and includes discussions with and about the people behind these efforts. The articles are relatively short and are so focused that information can be found quickly and easily even though there is no index. An excellent introduction to the conditions of children of the world. --Stuart A. MacCaffray, Jr., Lake Braddock Secondary, Burke, VA

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The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
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1st ed. in the U.S.A

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