Over on the main PaperTigers website we have just posted our new Book of the Month, following our current theme of War and Peace in children’s books. The recently published We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures (Frances Lincoln, 2008, in association with Amnesty International) couldn’t be a more apt choice and I can’t resist sharing with you this wonderful image of its book cover in 25 of the 30 languages it has so far been translated into! It is a superb book, in which, as I said in my review (you can read the whole thing here),
Amnesty International has simplified the language of all 30 articles to make them accessible to young people; and a glittering array of internationally renowned illustrators has been brought together to convey a powerful visual interpretation of the text…
Achockablog gives a complete list of the illustrators here, as well as photos of some of them with their illustrations.
There’s also a short film based on five of the illustrations – great school assembly material.