My Little Book of Big Freedoms

The Human Rights Act in pictures

My Little Book of Big Freedoms
KS1: ages 5-7KS2: ages 7-11KS3: ages 11-14Book

Created for Amnesty International by Chris Riddell, the current Children’s Laureate, this little book is full of beautiful, hopeful pictures interpreting our freedoms. It is suitable for adults and children alike, with a simple and engaging narrative text.

“We all want a good life, to have fun, to be safe and happy and fulfilled. For this to happen we need to look after each other. Here in the United Kingdom there are sixteen different freedoms that help look after us. They are truly wonderful, precious things. I’ve drawn some pictures for you. Each of them shows one of our freedoms. I hope you like them.”

Sixteen simple illustrations show the protections contained in the Human Rights Act. The pictures are great starting points for exploring the idea of rights with children. The text of the book has simplified the words of the Human Rights Act, but you can find out more, and see the full list of protections the Act contains at



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