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Children’s Human Rights and Peace Education Series
Author: Sonja Grover Ph.D.
Current Number of Books in the Series: 20
Special Features of the Children’s Human
Rights and Peace Education Series:
This series is currently comprised of 20 individual books that address
various children’s rights concepts and principles outlined in the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (i.e. the child’s right to
protection from harm, the child’s right to freedom from social class
discrimination, the child’s right to accurate information, the child’s right
to be heard, the child’s right to justice and a fair hearing, the child’s
right to freedom of expression and association, the child’s right to play,
leisure and recreational activity appropriate to his or her age, the child’s
right to gender equality, the child’s right to freedom from discrimination
based on color or ethnicity, the child’s right to education and literacy,
the child’s right to good guidance from the parent or legal guardian, the
child’s right to freedom of thought, the child’s right to good physical
health and the child’s participation rights).
stories are written from a child’s point of view.
Separate, very appealing glossy color photographs of the main character Angeline appear on the front and back cover for each book integrated into unique illustrated scenes. These depictions relate to the children’s rights theme and story in the particular book. They are repeated throughout the inside of the book in black and white. There are additional decorative depictions on each page demarcating the verses of the story in poetry format.
The stories present inspirational, positive material for children, parents and teachers regarding children’s human dignity.
stories (averaging about 40-45 pages) are in rhyme treating the topics
sensitively but also with an element of joyful lightness and humor.
Verses are demarcated to assist the reader with easy to read font.
Fundamental universal human rights concepts are introduced in each story.
Concepts related to children’s rights and peace education are introduced in each story.
focus in the children’s human rights and peace education series is both on
children’s protection needs and rights and on children’s participation
concepts introduced in each story are outlined in a separate section of
each book for use by older children or by parents and teachers for
instruction and/or discussion purposes.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child in Child Friendly Language is included in each book.
Each book relates to an article(s) of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The article(s) of the United Nations Convention to which the book relates is described on the front cover as well as in the “What’s It All About” material on the back cover.
Questions are included at the end of each story for discussion and to direct library or internet research on the human rights and peace topics introduced in each book. The discussion questions relate to the article(s) of the Convention on the Rights of the Child addressed in the particular book.
A children’s glossary is included at the end of each story relevant to that particular story. The glossary can be used independently by the older child and/or by parents and teachers to develop the child's spelling, vocabulary and literacy skills.
can be used in a flexible manner for different age groups with parents
reading the stories aloud to younger children. Older children may read the
stories independently as well as engage with the discussion questions
included in each story. The discussion questions can also be used to guide
the child’s further independent library or internet research on human rights
and peace topics. The materials may also be used to foster literacy skills
in both younger and older readers while simultaneously providing an
uplifting and educational experience.
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