The Rights of Children

March 19, 2024

Small Places Close to Home Deborah HopkinsonIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I invite you to read Deborah Hopkinson’s new book, Small Places Close to Home: A Children’s Declaration of Rights, illustrated by Kate Gardiner (Balzer + Bray). Share this with your children, grandchildren, a classroom, an assembly, a library class. Discussion is bound to follow!

For more resources and books, please refer to two previous articles on this blog:

The United Nations has made available the full text of the Universal Declaration.

The United Nations’ website has a motto: Peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet. Join them, and me, in this mission.


Nancy Bo Flood

As a fish-brain surgeon or a rodeo poem wrangler, I have loved stories. I strongly believe that words – in poetry or prose – help heal our hearts and give us new eyes to see the world. I was first a research psychologist studying brain development at the University of Minnesota and London University before following my passion – writing for children. Learn more...