January Picture Books
Character Theme: Children's Rights and Responsibility
BOOKS ABOUT CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
I Have the Right to be a Child by Alain Serres
To read a summary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, go to www.unicef.org/crc/files/Rights_overview.pdf.
Critical Question: What is the difference between a right and a want?
Loving by Ann Morris
Critical Question: In what ways can you see the rights from the UN convention demonstrated in this book?
For Every Child: The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Words and Pictures by Caroline Castle
Critical Question: What needs are the most important ones for children to have satisfied? How do we tell the difference between the important needs and the wants?
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Critical Question: How might remembering Ruby's experiences help us to ensure that all children have their basic needs met?
Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Critical Question: What can we do to improve and appreciate the beauty of our own living environment? What can we forgo and live without?
This Child, Every Child by David J. Smith
Critical Question: Are the children's lives in this book very similar, a little different, or very different from our lives?
The Day of Ahmed"s Secret by Florence Parry Heide
Critical Question: How is Ahmed's life and needs similar and different to our own? What can we learn from Ahmed's enthusiasm and work ethic?
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams
Critical Question: What can we learn from the friendship and caring attitudes that these girls share? How does this relate to the rights of the child?
The Roses in My Carpets by Rukhsana Khan
Critical Question: What can we learn about hope, perseverance, and what is really important to our lives from reading this book? How does this relate to the UN Convention?