Here I Stand

by

Various authors
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

Reading Age: 12+

Interest level: 12+

Stories that speak for freedom

by

Various authors
Illustrated by Chris Riddell

It is always important for young people to understand the prevalent issues in the world around them, regardless of whatever political situation is current. These short stories by writers such as Sita Brahmachari, Matt Haig, Bali Rai, Frances Harding and Liz Kessler among others, with illustration by Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, put current and continuing situations in context with young people as the protagonists and, often, victims of the failure of liberty.

 

Not an easy read, but a necessary one, this collection of short stories by some of the world's finest children's writers explore a variety of social issues affecting people in the UK and across the world today. Readers should be aware that the book contains stories featuring abuse, the judicial system, racism, homophobic bullying and suicide, among other difficult themes.

 

Publisher: Walker Books/Amnesty International

About the author

  • Chris Riddell

    Chris Riddell is an illustrator, artist and political cartoonist. He has enjoyed great acclaim for his books for children which have won a number of major prizes, including the 2001 and 2004 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals. His previous work for Macmillan includes the bestselling Ottoline books, The Emperor of Absurdia, and, with Paul Stewart, Muddle Earth and the Blobheads series.

     

    Chris was the Waterstones Children's Laureate 2015-17.

     

    Chris lives in Brighton with his family. He is on Twitter as

     

    http://www.chrisriddell.co.uk/
    © Jo Riddell
    © Jo Riddell

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