Dreams of Freedom: In Words and Pictures

Amnesty International, illus. by various artists. Frances Lincoln (Quarto, dist.), $18.99 (48p) ISBN 978-1-84780-453-2
Illustrations from artists including Ros Asquith, Barroux, Shane Evans, and Peter Sís combine with quotations about the many forms freedom can take from Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela, and others, creating a kaleidoscopic vision of what a just world might look like. “I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is an education,” reads a quote from Nobel Prize–winner Malala Yousafzai, as Roger Mello offers a birds-eye view of a girl reading on the bow of a boat. Beside a quotation from Harriet Tubman, Mordicai Gerstein pictures a dark-skinned woman stepping out of a black forest of chains, thorns, and a noose into a verdant field filled with birds and flowers. A portion of proceeds from sales will benefit Amnesty International. Ages 5–8. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 02/23/2015
Release date: 03/01/2015
Genre: Children's
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