Diversity | 17 July 2015Dreams of Freedom in Pictures Share article facebook twitter google pinterest This unique collection of powerful words from champions of freedom today and throughout history is published in association with Amnesty International. This inspirational book contains 17 quotations about many different aspects of freedom, from the freedom to have an education to that not to be hurt or tortured, the freedom to have a home and the freedom to be yourself. All the chosen quotations are in simple words that can be understood by young children, including these authors: Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, Anne Frank, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Malala Yousafzai. The book is illustrated by internationally acclaimed and award-winning illustrators, including Alexis Deacon, Chris Riddell, Ros Asquith, Jackie Morris and Shirin Adl from the UK, Barroux from France, Roger Mello from Brazil, Birgitta Sif from Iceland, aboriginal artist Sally Morgan from Australia and Mordicai Gerstein from the USA. The cover is illustrated by best-selling author/illustrator Oliver Jeffers: Here are some of our top picks from this beautiful book: Freedom from fear: Aung San Suu Kyi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma, where she spent nearly two decades under house arrest. Alexis Deacon is a British illustrator whose picture book Beegu was shortlisted for the Kate Greenway Medal and selected for the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books award. Freedom through equality: Chief Standing Bear (1829-1908) was a Native American Ponca chief. He brought a lawsuit against the US Army for ejecting his people from their homelands. In a landmark judgement, Indians were recognised as ‘persons’ entitled to legal rights and protection. R. Gregory Christie is an American illustrator and three-times winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration. Freedom through peace: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is a Buddhist monk and spiritual leader of Tibet. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for Tibet’s liberation from China. Sally Morgan is an Australian Aboriginal author and illustrator, she won the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Humanitarian Award for My Place. Freedom to be yourself: Clare Balding is one of Britain’s leading broadcasters and presenters. Antje von Stemme is a German illustrator and recipient of numerous awards, such as the Youth Literature Award for Miss Beauty and the White Ravens Award for Our Ship. Freedom to enjoy life and liberty: Nadia Anjuman (1980-2005) was a poet and journalist in Afghanistan, where women have few rights. Her husband beat her to death for shaming the family by writing poetry about the oppression of Afghan women. Jackie Morris is a British author and illustrator who strongly supports animal welfare. Freedom to make a difference: This Chinese proverb inspired Peter Benenson when he founded Amnesty International in 1961. Chris Riddell is a British illustrator, writer and newly appointed Children’s Laureate, as well as a political cartoonist for the Observer. He is a winner of two Kate Greenaway Medals. This book is a celebration of freedom and human rights that follow international bestseller We Are All Born Free (978-1845076504), translated into 32 languages. Both titles are co-published with Amnesty International, to whom all royalties will be donated. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.