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Free?: Stories About Human Rights - David Almond, Margaret Mahy, Meja Mwangi, Jamila Gavin, Eoin Colfer, Michael Morpurgo, Theresa Breslin, Sarah Mussi, Ursula Dubosarsky, Rita Williams-Garcia, Patricia McCormick, Roddy Doyle, Ibtisam Barakat, Malorie Blackman
Free?: Stories About Human Rights
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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,... show more
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
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780763649265 (0763649260)
Publisher: Candlewick
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Decent collection of short stories written by children's/YA authors. It's a mixed bag. Some stories are great, some are so-so and some I just wanted to skip. All the stories explore different forms of enslavement (literal and figurative) and freedom. Each story is followed by an Article (of declarat...
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