Suggested human rights books and films
Books endorsed or published by Amnesty cover a great variety of topics appealing to activists, teachers, children, and book-lovers alike. Here is a selection that you can order online.
Dan Jones MBE with foreword by Dame Anita Roddick. £12.99
This practical workbook shows you how to campaign effectively, whatever your resources. Full of simple, low-cost and spectacular campaigning techniques, it is illustrated with foolproof instructions and pictures. Order now
Various authors including Roddy Doyle and Theresa Breslin. £6.99
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Walker Books and Amnesty International have joined together to create a short-story collection for young adults, celebrating what it means to be free. Order now
Various artists and illustrators. £12.99
Artists and illustrators from all over the world offer their personal interpretation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles in this outstanding picture book. Order now
Various artists and illustrators. £5.99
Artists and illustrators from all over the world offer their personal interpretation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Articles in this outstanding picture book. This is a shortened version of the original, but still packed full of inspirational illustrations. Order now
An adventure story of twin brothers struggling to reunite against the background of child slavery in 19th century Turkey. For ages 10+ Order now
Various authors including Margaret Atwood and Adrienne Rich. £9.99
A rousing collection of poems by an international array of poets. Includes the work of Adrienne Rich, Kimiko Hahn, Abdulah Sidran, Harryette Mullen, Leila Djabali, Valerie Bloom, Tenzin Tsundue, Robert Hershon, Forough Farrokhzad and Margaret Atwood. Order now
An outstanding novel exploring the relationship between a young American woman and an Afghani girl in a refugee camp in Pakistan. For ages 14+ Order now
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