This Child, Every Child

This Child, Every Child

A Book About the World's Children

Book - 2011
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Examines how children from different countries around the world live and how their lives differ from children elsewhere, including issues such as access to water, healthcare, and education.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781554534661
1554534666
Branch Call Number: JU 305.23 SMI
Additional Contributors: Armstrong, Shelagh 1961-

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SPL_Childrens Feb 06, 2013

Did you know that there are more than 2.2 billion children in the world? That’s approximately one-third of the world’s total population! Of those 2.2 billion children, nearly 80 million do not attend school – some because they lack access to a school, others because they can’t afford school fees, or they must work instead – or because they are girls. Yet the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child asserts that each and every child on our planet has the right to a good quality education and should be encouraged to go to school. According to the Rights of the Child, children also have the right to be protected from work that is harmful and detrimental to their health. Yet many of the world’s children work in places that are far from safe, and in fact, some children are even drawn into wars as soldiers. Children also have the right to the food, water and medicine that they need to be healthy – and again, many are denied these necessities. In David J. Smith’s book, the many differences and similarities of children around the world are described against the context of the United Nations’ Rights of the Child - and it is evident that the living conditions of many children, especially in Africa and South America, don’t even begin to meet these standards. Readers will discover how very much the lives of children vary across the globe - and also how they are similar. Explanations of the various declarations in the Rights of the Child are written in child-friendly language in this informative, sensitive book, and striking illustrations by Shelagh Armstrong will help to draw young readers into the lives of other children around the world. This Child, Every Child is one title in the series “CitizenKid”, which informs children about the world and inspires them to be better global citizens.

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