We Are All Born Free has been announced as an Outstanding International Book by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY). The board recognizes books that offer young people the best of children’s literature from faraway places, help them see the world from other points of view or address a topic that may be missing from children’s books in the United States.
We Are All Born Free is the winner of Special Award given by the English Association in the English 4-11 Awards for Best Children’s Illustrated Books 2008.
We Are All Born Free has been selected by David Tomlinson, Deputy Head and education writer in South London, as the BEST Non Fiction title of the year in READ ME Best Books supplement of Junior Education and Child Education,November 2009 Reviews 'What a beautiful picture book. It works very sensitively to express the themes without overloading the young reader, or filling the subject with foreboding.
Praise for We Are All Born Free
'It should work very well in schools as well as for individual children in their own homes.' - Helen Dunmore, author and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
'Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this fantastic book offers a simplified text written especially to make it accessible for children. To add to its appeal, each declaration is illustrated by an internationally renowned artist or illustrator. All royalties are donated to Amnesty International. One of my favourites of the season.' - Annie Everall, Service Manager, Young People and Policy Development for Derbyshire Libraries
'Every child needs to own this book and every parent needs to read it. A simplified version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is presented via the brilliant illustrations of some of the world’s most wonderful illustrators. All royalties from this book are donated to Amnesty International.' - Tamara Linke, proprietor, Tales on Moon Lane, London.
'A lyrical, simplified and beautifully realised edition brought into rapid relief by a wealth of award-winning illustrator talent.' - The Bookseller
'Sure to win hearts and minds this Christmas, this is something really special. Featuring an abundance of diverse artistic talent, this book is an enduring gift that resonates without being ponderous or preachy.' - Lindsey Stainer, Blackwells bookshop
'A sensitively treated and sumptuously illustrated exploration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for young children.' - Jake Hope, Children's librarian for Lancashire Libraries
'A book to mark any momentous occasion, from birth to Bar Mitzvah and beyond.' - Marilyn Brocklehurst, Norfolk Children's Book Centre
'The large-scale book is a feast for the eyes and the mind, providing plenty to ponder and discuss at home and at school.' - Kathryn Ross, The Scotsman
'Published in association with Amnesty International, this amazing collection of illustrations celebrates the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The perfect gift for both children and adults.' - Publishing News
'The UDHR is not the most obvious fodder for a picture book but once you’ve seen We Are All Born Free you’ll wonder what took them so long… A copy in every classroom would be a good start, particularly as royalties go to Amnesty International, but ideally every child should start life with one of their own.' - Telegraph
'A children's book about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? It's a bl**dy miracle!' - Families South East, 4 stars
'Lovely book celebrating the universal declaration of human rights in a way that children will understand.' - www.bettybookmark.co.uk
'The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures sounds like a really terrible idea doesn't it. Until you see the book We Are All Born Free. In this fine and important publication, the rights are put into language that everyone can understand and illustrated by some of the finest illustrators in the world. As one teacher said to me - "I will be giving everyone this book for Christmas" - why not follow her example.' - Carousel Wonderful - Julia Donaldson, children's author
To obtain the We Are All Born Free - teachers' edition please click here.
Paperback: 72 pages
Dimensions: 24.2 x 27.8 cm
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books (5 Mar. 2015)