I Have The Right To Be A Child

I Have A Right To Be A ChildInspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, I Have The Right To Be A Child is a picture book that makes young readers ponder about rights of  children. The simplistically beautiful acrylic illustrations perfectly accompany the book’s first person narration. This moving picture book explains the types of rights children around the world should be entitled to. It is important to note that at the end of the book, there is an explanation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This explanation details the specific rights the states who sign the agreement must uphold. There is also a list of states who are party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. There are only three members of the UN who are not party to the Convention. These three countries are Somalia, the United States, and South Sudan. I Have The Right To Be A Child is a perfect book to teach about peace and human rights. It illustrates the type of world we hope to live in and challenges readers to advocate for children’s rights. ema
Title: I Have The Right To Be A Child
Author: Alain Serres
Illustrator
: Aurélia Fronty
Publisher
: Groundwood Books House of Anansi Press
Copyright
: 2012
Original Language
: French
Translator
: Helen Minster
Original TitleS’ai le droit d’être un enfant
Original Publisher: Rue du Monde 
Original Copyright
: 2009
ISBN
: 978-1-55498-149-6
Hardcover pages
: 48
Age range: 4-7
Genre
: Non-Fiction Picture Book 
Book setting
: Around the World
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: Paris
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: France
Awards
: IRA Notable Books for a Global Society List, Selected for Children’s Literary Assembly, 2013 Notable Children’s Books, and USBBY Outstanding International Booklist
Subjects: Activism, Children’s Rights, Disabilities, Diversity, Education, Families, Friends, Gender, Human Rights, Peace, Race, United Nations, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

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