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After ten years of study and consultation, UNICEF, the premier organization devoted to the care and welfare of the world's children, published the results of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using these tenets as a base, A Life Like Mine profiles children from all over the globe leading their lives in different and fascinating ways. The challenges of nations both developed and developing are revealed in the stories and photographs in this special volume. DK and UNICEF have combined their inspirational ...
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Overview

After ten years of study and consultation, UNICEF, the premier organization devoted to the care and welfare of the world's children, published the results of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using these tenets as a base, A Life Like Mine profiles children from all over the globe leading their lives in different and fascinating ways. The challenges of nations both developed and developing are revealed in the stories and photographs in this special volume. DK and UNICEF have combined their inspirational forces to provide remarkable insight into children's lives.

Looks at what life is like for children of different countries and how each child can fulfill his or her hopes and ambitions no matter how little or much their human rights are infringed.

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Based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations endeavor that documents the fundamental concerns of all children, this informative photographic book focuses on kids around the world, how they live, and what they need to be happy and healthy. Arranged into four main sections -- "Survival," "Development," "Protection," and "Participation" -- the book indicates why every child needs water, why "every child has the right to play," and more. It also discusses how children express themselves in different ways. To help personalize these topics, two-page vignettes focus on particular children by using photos and text to reveal their daily life and attitudes. By highlighting such children as Maria, a Muslim girl who can finally get an education in a post-Taliban Afghanistan, Taralyn, a Puyallup girl who goes to an all-Native American school in Washington State, and others, the book presents vivid, touching examples of childrens' hardships, struggles, and joys in a variety of locales and societies. Featuring an introduction by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, this enlightening book will help young ones understand their own rights and freedoms while learning about kids from all walks of life. Matt Warner
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Cultures mix and mingle in a handful of titles. Presented in conjunction with UNICEF, DK's A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World profiles 18 children and explores what life is like for them and other young people, spanning 180 countries. Organized into four sections-Survival, Development, Protection and Participation-the handsomely designed volume, with a bounty of photographs that transport readers to exotic lands, stems from the mission set forth by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Charts, maps and children's quotes add to the thoughtful and informative presentation.
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UNICEF and DK have worked together in publishing a fantastic book about the lives of 18 children from around the world. Set up in photo album style, the rich pictures, colors, and borders add to the delight of reading this book. Survival, Development, Protection, and Participation are the four sections included in the book, in which the challenges of the children and their nations are told and explained in a way that pulls the reader into their lives. Heart-warming stories of success over trials and hardships and children's quotes add authenticity and understanding to the text. Thought-provoking issues are shared, as seen through the eyes of children. This beautiful volume contains so much on every page that readers will want to look at it over and over again. This is a must for classrooms and homes. 2002, DK Publishing, Josephs
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789488596
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.40 (w) x 12.16 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries.
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Table of Contents

Where do they live? 6
Survival 8
Every child should have water 10
How much water is there? 12
Watery tales 14
Nou 16
Every child should have food 18
Why do we need food? 20
What's cooking? 22
Vincent 24
Every child should have a home 26
Where do people live? 28
A place to live 30
Mahasin 32
Nadin 34
Every child deserves a healthy life 36
What do you need to stay healthy? 38
Health for life 40
Natalie 42
Development 44
Every child has the right to education 46
Why do we need an education? 48
School for all! 50
Sbongile 52
Maria 54
Every child has the right to play 56
What's the point of playing? 58
Just playing 60
Michael 62
Protection 64
Every child needs love and care 66
Who loves and cares for you? 68
Family feelings 70
Ivana 72
No child should be exploited through work 74
Why do children work? 76
Hard work 78
Arif 80
No child should fight in a war 82
What happens in a war? 84
War and recovery 86
Isa 88
No child should be held back by a disability 90
What is life like with a disability? 92
Living with a disability 94
C.J. 96
Participation 98
Every child has the right to an identity 100
Who are you? 102
What's in a name? 104
Nationality 106
Najaha and Abdisukri 108
Religion 110
Eli 112
Every child has the right to free expression 114
Express yourself! 116
Freedom of expression 118
Taralyn 120
Every child deserves a happy life 122
Sibasish 124
Mayerly 126
Index and acknowledgments 128
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2002

    THIS WAS A WONDERFUL BOOK IT SHOWS HOW KIDS LIVE ALL AROUND THE WORLD

    Look at the subject first then read on. I learnt a lot reading this how kids live around the world. The pictures really good. I feel what reading level they say on the website was good, but good be read by young adults and adults as well. Thank you.

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