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A Life Like Mine
     

A Life Like Mine

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by DK Publishing, Harry Belafonte (Foreword by), UNICEF (Other)
 

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

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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 forces to provide remarkable insight into children's lives.

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Publishers Weekly
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.
Children's Literature
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789488596
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 12.16(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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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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A Life Like Mine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.