This collection was inspired by the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. An amazing line up of writers ( eg Russell Brand, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Chris Riddell, Tim Wynne-Jones) - including Sita - write stories about the continuing struggles for human rights and freedom.
It is Nicolette Jones# children’s book of the week for The Sunday Times and LoveReading’s Book of the Month.
August 2016 Book of the Month This powerful collection of stories commissioned by Amnesty International features contributions from a stellar line up of authors, including Sarah Crossan, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Kevin Brooks and Neil Gaiman. Human rights abuses of many different kinds provide the starting point for the stories, but despite the discrimination and cruelty described, the tone is mostly one of hope. These are stories that will do more than make readers think, they will make them recognise and acknowledge the responsibility we all share to stand up for human rights, and may even prompt readers to take action, whether locally or for a global issue. A book that speaks directly to us all, and one that has a real power to inspire. ~ Andrea Reece