Here I Stand by Amnesty International UK

Here I Stand

Written by Amnesty International UK

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August 2016 Book of the Month This powerful collection of stories commissioned by Amnesty International features contributions from a stellar line up of authors, including Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Kevin Brooks and Neil Gaiman. Human rights abuses of many different kinds provide the starting point for the stories, but despite the discrimination and cruelty described, the tone is mostly one of hope. These are stories that will do more than make readers think, they will make them recognise and acknowledge the responsibility we all share to stand up for human rights, and may even prompt readers to take action, whether locally or for a global issue. A book that speaks directly to us all, and one that has a real power to inspire. ~ Andrea Reece


Here I Stand by Amnesty International UK

A thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems exploring the rights and freedoms we can enjoy in the twenty-first century ... and those for which we still need to fight.

Inspired by the 800-year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, a selection of writers explore the rights and freedoms still lacking in today's society. Contributors include: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Russell Brand, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Sabrina Mahfouz, Paul Muldoon, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Brian Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.


...a thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems, cerebrating freedoms or quietly morning their loss. 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,

About the Author

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

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2016




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