Free?: Stories About Human Rights

Free?: Stories About Human Rights

by Amnesty International


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What does it mean to be free? Top authors donate their talents to explore the question in a compelling collection to benefit Amnesty International.

A boy who thinks that school is "slavery" learns the true meaning of the word when he stumbles on a secret child-labor factory. A Palestinian boy, mute from trauma, releases kites over a wall to a hilltop settlement, each bearing a message of peace. This inspiring, engaging anthology gathers an international roster of authors to explore such themes as asylum, law, education, and faith — from a riveting tale of an attempt to find drinking water after Hurricane Katrina; to a chilling look at a future where microchips track every citizen’s every move; to a hilarious police interrogation involving the London Tower, the Crown Jewels, and a Ghanaian boy with a passion for playing marbles. Features an introduction by British writer Jacqueline Wilson. 

With stories by: 
David Almond
Ibtisam Barakat 
Malorie Blackman
Theresa Breslin 
Eoin Colfer
Roddy Doyle 
Ursula Dubosarsky
Jamila Gavin 
Margaret Mahy
Patricia McCormick 
Michael Morpurgo
Sarah Mussi 
Meja Mwangi
Rita Williams-Garcia

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763649265
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 559,208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Amnesty International is a nonprofit organization that works to protect human rights around the world.

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