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Here I Stand

Written by Amnesty International UK

Anthologies Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 13+ readers General Fiction

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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

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Here I Stand Synopsis

A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover illustrations by award-winning children's laureate Chris Riddell  

Did you know that ...government spies can turn on your phone and use the microphone to listen to your conversations? ...that lesbian and gay relationships are illegal in 78 countries and can be punished by death? ...that Amnesty recently recorded the highest number of executions globally for more than 25 years?

Through short stories and poetry, twenty-five leading authors and illustrators explore the top human rights issues facing young people today. Now is the time to take a stand and make a difference.

Full list of contributors: Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Ryan Gattis, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Amy Leon, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chelsea Manning, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne-Jones.

Here I Stand Press Reviews

A thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems, celebrating freedoms or quietly mourning their loss... It has the force of several one-inch punches, delivered without pause. Guardian

This is an amazing book. It sends out a real message that we all deserve freedom and the right to choice. I loved how each story was different. [...] It highlights the power of books to change lives. Teen Titles, reader review

A valuable message is forcefully conveyed. No doubt a useful source book for stressing the value of civil rights and personal freedom and the importance of safeguarding them. SLA


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ISBN: 9781406373646
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781406358384
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406373646
Publication date: 4th May 2017
Author: Amnesty International UK
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers
Genres: Anthologies, General Fiction
Other Categories: Refugees

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