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About Book Series 1

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). 


      The 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. 


      The 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.  


      The 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 rights. 


      The key 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. 


      The books 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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