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Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom #2020

Here I Stand Stories that Speak for Freedom A selection of the world s finest writers for young people in conjunction with Amnesty International UK explore the rights and freedoms still lacking in today s society covering issues such as gender

  • Title: Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom
  • Author: Amnesty International UK Neil Gaiman Jack Gantos Ryan Gattis Jackie Kay Al Kennedy Liz Kessler Elizabeth Laird
  • ISBN: 9781406358384
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom By Amnesty International UK Neil Gaiman Jack Gantos Ryan Gattis Jackie Kay Al Kennedy Liz Kessler Elizabeth Laird, A selection of the world s finest writers for young people in conjunction with Amnesty International UK explore the rights and freedoms still lacking in today s society, covering issues such as gender equality, race hatred, surveillance, identity and freedom of speech Full list of contributors Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth,A selection of the world s finest writers for young people in conjunction with Amnesty International UK explore the rights and freedoms still lacking in today s society, covering issues such as gender equality, race hatred, surveillance, identity and freedom of speech Full list of contributors Tony Birch, John Boyne, Sita Brahmachari, Kevin Brooks, Kate Charlesworth, Sarah Crossan, Neil Gaiman, Jack Gantos, Ryan Gattis, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay, AL Kennedy, Liz Kessler, Elizabeth Laird, Amy Leon, Sabrina Mahfouz, Chelsea Manning, Chibundu Onuzo, Bali Rai, Chris Riddell, Mary and Bryan Talbot, Christie Watson and Tim Wynne Jones.

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    1. We all here know the term book hangover We all know what it means.This book had a similar effect on me while being a completely different case Let me explain It was similar because it made me cry and stopped me from being able to think of anything else or concentrate on anything else It was completely different because there are no characters here The stories in this book are either original accounts from people affected or inspired by true stories.Amnesty International has collected stories abo [...]

    2. Here I Stand, is a beautiful, pragmatic book by amnesty International, that looks at human rights across the globe.Through a series of twenty five short stories, poems, and even a few comic strips, written by well known and renown authors, you are given different insights into how human rights are being trampled on, not only by other individuals, but by some communities as a whole.From a young boy being used as a way to keep his mother alive by her new boyfriend, after his father died, to a teen [...]

    3. They may take our lives , But they will never take our freedom Here I stand This book is so real and amazing inside and out It s a short stories and poems written by 25 authors around the worldThey shade some lights on real and sensitive issues in each and every society such as Racism, Child busing, LGBT rights ,Human rights in general , Suicide ,How to cope with pain ,Refugees , Terrorism and so on Through fiction stories and poetry Here i stand is than great it s precious , It is a MUST read [...]

    4. Originally posted on A Frolic Through Fiction Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy of this book This in no way affects my opinion RATED 3.5 5 STARSOh, where to start with this book.A collection of short stories, poems and even a couple of doodles comic strips, you get so many things in this book They all handle topics relating to the rights of freedom of course, all of which being quite large, heavy subjects But considering they re short stories, they re done really well They re the [...]

    5. This book of 25 short stories and poems explores various elements of human rights It is not a comfortable read, covering issues such as child abuse, racism, LGBT rights, suicide, domestic abuse and human trafficking but then the violation of people s human rights isn t comfortable either However, there is a lot of inference and nothing too specific or graphic so would be suitable for mid older teens Each author has written a brief explanation about the basis of their story which adds depth and b [...]

    6. There s a lot to love about this pained, poised collection of short stories and much of that comes from its careful and classy curation The authors, ranging from Frances Hardinge through to Sarah Crossan, and Chris Riddell, sit alongside a foreword by a human rights lawyer and an afterword, of sorts, consisting of an interview with Chelsea Manning Most contributions to the collection have a brief afterwood explaining the context behind the piece, though one of the strongest Barley Wine by Kevin [...]

    7. i wasn t sure how to rate this book as it s a collection of short stories and there were some that were better than others but as a whole, i think it is an important read, especially for a younger audience young as in like 12 15, maybe 11 sometimes the stories were a bit confronting but sugar coating things would be the exact opposite of what this book is trying to achieve.

    8. Dieses Buch ist mir zum Gl ck durch ein Posting von Neil Gaiman aufgefallen Seinerseits befindet sich in diesem Buch seine Gedanken, welche er damals im Schatten der Ereignisse um Charlie Hebdo niedergeschrieben hat und durch Chris Riddell optisch in Szene gesetzt wurden Ob der anderen nicht unbekannten Schreiberlinge in diesem Buch wurde dieses Buch schnell gekauft Mein Thema mit Kurzgeschichten ist oftmals, dass ich immer wieder eine Geschichte lese und das Buch selbst dann wieder f r einige Z [...]

    9. This book refuses to let you go It refuses to let you go about your life ignoring the safety nets you have around you, which others so painfully lack It was horrific And it was necessary.

    10. This is a book of 26 different stories, all circling around the issue of Human Rights There are a couple of poems and one comic strip Well known authors have written the stories and they are all moving The stories are good to read on their own, but would also make an excellent story starter for PSHE lessons or assemblies around human rights Definitely a book that every school should have.

    11. This book seemed like a really appropriate read this week with everything going on in the world As always with short story collections, i liked some than others, my favourites being Neil Gaiman and Amy Leon s contributions.

    12. These short stories are wonderfully written both heartwarming and spine chilling The fact that these stories will confront us, just proves the need for them to be read A powerful and moving read for everyone.

    13. Trigger Warning sexual and physical violence The greatest threats to liberty today come not from terrorism but the fear of terrorism and our politicians misguided quest for absolute security This is a collection of short stories collected by Amnesty International to highlight the human rights abuses that are still pervasive across the world today When I picked it up, I initially assumed it was true stories of people that Amnesty had worked with but it is actually fiction from authors such as Mat [...]

    14. You know a short story collection is going to be pretty grim, when John Boyne is the first writer in the collection As you can see, I m still not over the Absolutist I think one thing I can say for this short story collection, is that I ve never come across a short story collection where the quality throughout most, if not all the stories, is stellar There are some short story collections where one of them drags, and lets the entire collection down this book isn t one of them All of these storie [...]

    15. A powerful, heart wrenching collection of stories, poems, and comic strips They make us think about human right issues around the world, such as child abuse, racism, suicide, etc The fact that the world now stands on a slippery slope, together with the themes in the book, some of which may hit very close to home, makes us realise how far we have come, and how much further we still have to go The author s explanation at the end of each story is also a splendid inclusion, helping readers understan [...]

    16. I have mixed feelings about this book On the one hand I think it s great that Amnesty International has commissioned not sure if it s the right word, but we ll go with it this book, because there are some really important issues here death penalty, female genital mutilation, slavery etc TW for a whole bunch of things btw But at the same time I m really uncomfortable with the fact that the GREAT majority of the authors are white, and often writing stories that really don t belong to them Which I [...]

    17. Subject matter is relevant Some stories are well told yet some are bleak and patronising It feels like an irregular collection It is worth reading but at times hard to read, the kind of book at times you have to put down because it s so overwhelming all the trigger warnings here.I d say the good ones definitely make it worth reading, and the fact that it benefits Amnesty International, worth purchasing And your favourites may be different from mine, so go have a look.

    18. Wow This is the most fantastic book and I urge everyone to pick up a copy It s a series of short stories and poems on the topic of freedom but the scope is huge and there are so many different topics covered Fantastic authors have contributed to the book and there s so much to discover the first two stories completely captivated me and I couldn t put it down Please, please read it such an important and beautiful book.

    19. It took me ages to finish this book as I kept picking it up putting it back down again, but that isn t because it wasn t interesting if anything, I couldn t cope with the sadness of each part of this book so I had to take breaks from reading them This book is super educational though some of the contributions really blew my mind Extended Review to follow.

    20. Excellent books compelling and thought provoking Understood it was for teenagers but adult can find challenging Bought for 12 year old but should have waited a year As a little bit too explicit but made for challenging conversation

    21. This is a book of short stories and poems compiled by Amnesty International A compelling read touching on a wide range of issues However it is billed for young teens and I would suggest reading yourself it before giving it to a young teenager to read there are some difficult subjects

    22. I cried a bunch of times This is such an amazing collection of stories, but totally heart breaking Definitely an important read.

    23. So important and beautiful Some parts made me cry with sadness and other stories made me tear up with joy, so readable.

    24. Also published on Too much time, and too little.This is a powerful anthology of short stories and poems on topics of human rights and freedoms, and the importance of speaking out against injustice It covers a broad variety of topics such as gay rights, racism, human trafficking, religious fanaticism, bullying and environmental devastation resulting from an oil spill I almost feel as if all important topics in modern society are covered within the pages of this book.The writers expertly craft the [...]

    25. Excellent stories with highly important messages Might be heavy on some readers, but boy, does it make you think about the bigger picture.

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