Know Your Rights and Claim Them

A Guide for Youth

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

“This book is a guide for every young person who believes in a better world for all”—Malala Yousafzai

Adults are aware of their universal human rights of freedom and equality, but children often are ignorant of the rights they possess before reaching the age of majority. Enter Know Your Rights and Claim Them, written in partnership with Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren.

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 providing a clear description of the types of child rights, the young activists from around the world who fought to defend them, and how readers can stand up for their own rights.

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

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2021
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 288
Publication Date 2021-09-17
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN051270, YAN058000, YAN052040
Dewey 341.4/8572
Dimensions 5 x 7.75
Lexile 1060
ATOS Reading Level 8.3
Accelerated Reader® Points 8.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Foreword, Glossary words bolded within text, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Amnesty International

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.

Author: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is an actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian.

Author: Geraldine Van Bueren

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.

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School Library Journal

“These stories will surely inspire young people to advocate for their own passions. . . . an excellent book for teens and socially conscious educators and club leaders.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

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