Published by Chronicle Books
Summary: “So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights, we’ll be called a democracy.” This quote from American Civil Liberties Union founder Roger Baldwin appears on the dedication page (the book is dedicated to the ACLU) and sets the tone for the book. 16 children’s book illustrators have each chosen a quotation to illustrate that captures the spirit of human rights, along with text explaining their choice. The last several pages include brief biographies of each illustrator. 48 pages; grades 2-7.
Pros: A beautiful collection of inspiring quotes and art that could serve as a springboard for students to choose their own favorite quotations and illustrate them. This would make a nice graduation gift.
Cons: Sometimes the text appeared before the illustrations; other times it was after. I found this format a little confusing.