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Published: 28 January 2016

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780190213343

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Human Rights in Children's Literature

Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham

  • Analyzes children's rights under international law through the lens of children's literature
  • Interdisciplinary approach sheds light on how human rights law, children's literature, and human rights education can work together
  • Provides select children's book illustrations and thought-provoking readings of classic children's stories from "Peter Rabbit" to "Horton Hears a Who!" to "Harry Potter"
  • Asserts the value of reading children's literature as a source of human rights knowledge
  • Extensive children's literature bibliography provides teachers and researchers with access to hundreds of children's books that feature human rights themes

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