Dreams of Freedom
Amnesty ISBN 10: 184780453
‘Human beings have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.’- The Dalai Lama
This inspirational book from Amnesty following We Are All Born Free, contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom,. These include the freedom to learn and have an education, the freedom to have a home, to feel safe and the freedom to be yourself.
All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children. The authors of the quotations include: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama and Malala Yousafzai.
For schools wanting to help their pupils learn about human rights, individual liberty and equality this is an artistic, thoughtful way forward. Schools Linking teachers have used the artwork to inspire thoughtful discussion and artistic responses in class visits and work in their own classes to explore How do we all live together?
Knowing our rights is an important step towards young people understanding that their voices are important and necessary in bringing change to the present and future. This book fits with the Power of Youth and offers words of empowerment to children.
Amnesty International have also created a guide as an accompaniment to support teaching of the book in classrooms. Click here to download.