Here I Stand: Stories That Speak for Freedom (Amnesty International)
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Did you know that ...government spies can turn on your phone and use the microphone to listen to your conversations? ...that lesbian and gay relationships are illegal in 78 countries and can be punished by death? ...that Amnesty recently recorded the highest number of executions globally for more than 25 years?
Through short stories and poetry, twenty-five leading authors and illustrators explore the top human rights issues facing young people today. Now is the time to take a stand and make a difference. Full list of contributors: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Ryan Gattis, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Amy Leon, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chelsea Manning, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.
...a thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems, cerebrating freedoms or quietly morning their loss. ...it has the force of several one-inch punches, delivered without pause... The Guardian
groundbreaking compendium [...] It combines beauty with reality and hope with despair in a way that provokes discussion about human rights, in a highly readable format that will engage even the most reluctant or least academic. [...] exploring these pages is even more highly recommended, as awareness is the most powerful weapon. Bianca's Book Blog
Here I Stand includes short stories and poems which explore some of the most important human rights issues facing young people today, rightsinfo.org
Amnesty International UK is a movement of ordinary people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. It aims to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied, and encourages others to join the fight. Amnesty has a network of active youth groups across the UK and promotes its work in secondary schools and other organizations. For more info see www.amnesty.org.uk