Citation from The International Youth Library:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which served as the inspiration for this book, was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. In spite of being ratified by the Philippines a year later, the publishers see it as necessary to take a stand and educate Filipino children about their rights “at a time where the very value of human rights is questioned”. All the convention’s 54 articles are re-written in child-friendly language. Selected passages directly address young readers and are beautifully illustrated by the country’s best book illustrators. Readers find blank pages interleaved that can be coloured in or used as game boards. This book is the fruit of the collaboration between CANVAS, a non-profit organization that promotes children’s literacy and runs the “One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children” campaign to donate books to disadvantaged communities, and 21 members of Ang INK, the Philippines’ children’s book illustrators organization.
AWARD: The International Youth Library 2020 White Raven
BUY ONE, DONATE TWO! With every purchase of this book, CANVAS will give two books to two children from poor and disadvantaged communities in the Philippines through the One Million Books for One Million Filipino Children Campaign.
WRITTEN & TRANSLATED BY: May Tobias-Papa
EDITED & RESEARCHED BY: Liza Flores and Isa Nazareno
BOOK DESIGN: Liza Flores and Jamie Bauza
ARTWORKS: Ang Ilustrador ng mga Kabataan (Ang INK)
LANGUAGE: English & Filipino
DATE PUBLISHED: 2018