A Life Like Mine: How children live around the world
by Dorling Kindersley, 2002
has the right to a good life but many children lack the basic comforts
of life as defined by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child
to be food, water, education, health care, loving support, safety
and hope. This sad fact is made even more heart-rending when we
know that they miss out on these basic provisions through no fault
of their own.
A Life Like Mine, children from all over the world comment
on their lives and tell of their hopes and fears for the future.
They all speak different languages, look different, and face different
challenges every day but in many ways their needs and hopes are
alike. Whether they come from Cuba or Colombia, Romania or Rwanda,
each has a unique and uplifting story to tell.
illustrations in this bright and engaging book provide lots of opportunity
for discussion as it presents information in a factual but never
over-sentimental way on the dreadful consequences of war AIDS, floods
and droughts. Like many Dorling Kindersley books for children it
provides a clever and interesting insight into the diversity and
wonder of the world and its people.
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