This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World's Children

This Child, Every Child:  A Book About the World's Children

Take a minute to look around with your children and see where you live. Do you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day? Do you live in a house? Do children work for their living every day or do they go to school? What is your story? Using a foundation of the 54 articles of the children's rights created by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, this book explores the lives of children around the world. In previous books, the author brought the world down to a scale that children could relate to making the world's population equivalent to 100 people and then investigating what that world would look like in terms of ethnicity, religion, hunger, safety, poverty, and more. He did the same thing with the United States. For this book he has brought the world even closer as he introduces us to the world of individual child to experience life from his or her part of the globe. We read their stories. Come and be introduced to some new friends. Meet Mamadou, age eleven, who lives in a village near Bamako, "the capital of Mali, in northern Africa." How many mothers does he have? How many people live with Mamadou? What does "family" mean in your neck of the woods? Do you move often? Do you go to school? Your life may be very different from the lives of the children you will meet in this book but we are all connected and it's important that we know what others experience and consider if there is anything we could do, as individuals, to make life on this planet better for every child. Ages 7-10 36 pages

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