In honor of Veteran’s Day and the dreams and futures of the world’s children that men and women of the armed forces have fought for around the globe:
Title: Dreams of Freedom in Words and Pictures
In Association with Amnesty International UK
Written and Illustrated by: various
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2015 [non-fiction]
Suitable for ages: 8-18
Themes/topics: freedom, human rights, children around the world
FREEDOM TO DREAM. To achieve great things, we must dream as well as do. ~Anatole France [artist on this page – Shirin Adl]
Brief synopsis: This collection of powerful quotes from Ann Frank, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, and many others proclaims children’s dreams of freedom throughout the world. Each quote is accompanied by an illustration from a world renowned artist.
Links to resources:
Make a class book. Choose your own theme and quotes, illustrate each one.
Downloadable human rights education activities for this book at http://www.amnesty.org.uk/resources/activity-pack-dreams-freedom-teachers-notes#.VenIp7SWbOU
Why I like this book:
Each page offers an opportunity for discussion and allows the reader to see a child in another part of the world. All embracing and important, it contributes to building a world view and a sense of humanity.
Visit author Susanna Hill’s Perfect Picture Books for a plethora of picture books listed by title and topic/theme, each with teacher/parent resources.