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In 1989, the UN adopted their Convention of the Rights of the Child, a document detailing 54 principle rights for children worldwide. Now 14 of those rights -- those thought to be most applicable to a child's everyday life -- are highlighted with the words of Caroline Castle and interpreted through the illustrations of 14 internationally renowned artists, including Caldecott Honor Award winners Jerry Pinkney and Rachel Isadora. The artists represent a wide range of nationalities and use every type of medium, from pen-and-ink and crayon to oil pastels and acrylics.
The text of the book addresses such things as the right to not be hurt, the right to live and grow, and the right to speak and be heard. Each right is accompanied by a two-page illustration, each one created by a different artist. The end result is a cornucopia of colors, mediums, expressions, and interpretations. The book also offers a highly moving foreword from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the full text of the highlighted rights in the back of the book. Combine that with the illustrative variety and multi-national flavor, and you have a children's book that will likely enlighten and entertain adults as well. As an added incentive, $1.50 from each book sold will be donated to UNICEF.