By Author / Illustrator
Joanne Rippon, Chris Riddell, Amnesty International
Palazzo Editions Ltd
Human rights belong to every single one of us but they are often under threat. We can use our rights to peaceful protest and freedom of expression to protect the powerless, give strength to the weak and speak for those who have no voice. It unites us in our journey to make the world a better place for everyone. Rise Up! The Art of Protest looks at protests from the last 100 years, the ideas that inspired them and how these issues are being protested today. Illustrated throughout with poster art.
RISE UP! The Art of Protest is a much needed book for today's society and children growing up in uncertain times. The book gives an introduction to this form of protest through art, exploring why it has been used and how it can help. Using six main areas of historical and continuing social issues, the book shows how creative art and other media has been used to channel voices and project important messages. Full of posters, images, information and explanations, the six topics could not be more important today; Women's rights, racism, war, young people and student protest, gender, sexuality and freedom to love, environment and global warming. The images throughout are vibrant, thought-provoking and effective and show why people have protested and will continue to do so. This is a book for every school library, art, history or media lesson and will give children and young people the confidence to stand up for things that are important to them. It shows that creativity is a powerful way to send messages to the world and with many children accompanying parents on climate marches and the recent environment student protests, it could not be more apt for this point in history. Concluding with an introduction to Amnesty International, this book is highly recommended. 60 pages / Ages 9+ / Reviewed by Lorraine Ansell, school librarian
Suggested Reading Age 11+