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Human Rights in Children's Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Jonathan Todres and Sarah Higinbotham


This book explores how children can grow to realize their rights and to respect the rights of others through children’s literature. Both international law and domestic law affirm that children have rights. Human rights education research demonstrates that when children learn about human rights, they exhibit greater self-esteem and respect for the rights of others. The Convention on the Rights of the Child—the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history—not only ensures that children have rights, it also requires that states make those rights “widely known, by appropriate and active mea ... More

Keywords: children’s rights, human rights, children’s literature, Convention on the Rights of the Child, human rights education, international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190213343
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Todres, author
Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Sarah Higinbotham, author
A Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology