Angelina Jolie and Professor Geraldine Van Bueren Partner with Amnesty International to Present New Young Adult Nonfiction Book Know Your Rights and Claim Them

MINNEAPOLIS, MN— This October, Zest Books™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group™, presents Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth, a new young adult nonfiction book from actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie; professor Geraldine Van Bueren; and human rights organization Amnesty International. Providing a timely look at children’s rights and the young activists who fight for them, Know Your Rights and Claim Them encourages young people to educate themselves and stand up for the rights they may not even know they possess.

Know Your Rights and Claim Them details the rights promised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, starting with the history of child rights, and provides a clear description of the types of rights that every child possesses no matter who they are or where they live. It also highlights the powerful work of young activists across the world and acts as a guide to help navigate the law and take action.

“Today we have youth engaged and ready to fight. But many struggle with misinformation from adults, a lack of awareness of their rights, and a lack of knowledge of how to use the specifics of their rights, applying them to the country and circumstances in which they live,” said humanitarian Angelina Jolie. “We need to give them the tools to strengthen their fight and empower them. Amnesty, Geraldine, and I hope to get these books into the hands of young people, and for them to be a guide that they can carry with them and use. Not just to inform them, but to activate them and serve as a source of reference where needed.”

Unprecedented numbers of children are protesting around the world, in the streets and online, against the climate emergency, racism and gender inequality, among other issues. Know Your Rights and Claim Them is the perfect text to inspire and inform teenagers to claim their rights, no matter who they are or where they live.

Advanced Praise for Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth:
“This book is a guide for every young person who believes in a better world for all.”—Malala Yousafzai

“A well-researched, much-needed guide for the next generation of human rights advocates.”—Kirkus Reviews

“This is the perfect book for young people who care about the world and want to make a difference.” —Greta Thunberg

About the Authors
Professor Geraldine Van Bueren held the Chair of International Human Rights Law at Queen Mary University of London and is Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, Oxford. She is a barrister and member of Doughty Street Chambers and was appointed an honorary Queen’s Counsel in recognition of her scholastic contributions to national and international law.

Angelina Jolie is an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.

Amnesty International is a non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights and global movement of more than 10 million people who take injustice personally. Amnesty International USA is the United States section, working on campaigns ranging from ending gun violence in the US to supporting refugee and migrant rights.

About the Publisher
Zest Books™, an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group, is a leader in young adult nonfiction, publishing books on entertainment, history, science, health, fashion, and lifestyle advice. Our award-winning books are attractively designed, well researched, smart, and easy to read. Whether you’re looking for better ways to cope with stress, new options for life after high school, or a bit more pop culture blended into your information, we’ve got a book for you! Founded in San Francisco in 2006, Zest joined the Lerner Publishing Group family in 2018.

Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth
October 5, 2021
$37.32 Hardcover
$14.99 Paperback
eBook Also Available
Ages 11–18
HC: 978-1-7284-4964-7
PB: 978-1-7284-4965-4
288 Pages ● 5 × 7 ¾

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