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Title:
A life like mine.
Author:
UNICEF.
Edition:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Summary:
Looks at what life is like for children of different countries and how each child can fulfill his or her hopes and ambitions no matter how little or much their human rights are infringed.
General Note:
"In association with UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund."

"Foreword by Harry Belafonte"--Jacket.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780789488596
Format :
Book

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After ten years of study and consultation, UNICEF, the premier organization devoted to the care and welfare of the world's children, published the results of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Using these tenets as a base, A Life Like Mine profiles children from all over the globe leading their lives in different and fascinating ways. The challenges of nations both developed and developing are revealed in the stories and photographs in this special volume. DK and UNICEF have combined their inspirational forces to provide remarkable insight into children's lives.


Author Notes

Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946 to help children after World War II in Europe, UNICEF was first known as the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations system, its task being to help children living in poverty in developing countries.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Cultures mix and mingle in a handful of titles. Presented in conjunction with UNICEF, DK's A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World profiles 18 children and explores what life is like for them and other young people, spanning 180 countries. Organized into four sections-Survival, Development, Protection and Participation-the handsomely designed volume, with a bounty of photographs that transport readers to exotic lands, stems from the mission set forth by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Charts, maps and children's quotes add to the thoughtful and informative presentation. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

Where do they live?p. 6
Survivalp. 8
Every child should have waterp. 10
How much water is there?p. 12
Watery talesp. 14
Noup. 16
Every child should have foodp. 18
Why do we need food?p. 20
What's cooking?p. 22
Vincentp. 24
Every child should have a homep. 26
Where do people live?p. 28
A place to livep. 30
Mahasinp. 32
Nadinp. 34
Every child deserves a healthy lifep. 36
What do you need to stay healthy?p. 38
Health for lifep. 40
Nataliep. 42
Developmentp. 44
Every child has the right to educationp. 46
Why do we need an education?p. 48
School for all!p. 50
Sbongilep. 52
Mariap. 54
Every child has the right to playp. 56
What's the point of playing?p. 58
Just playingp. 60
Michaelp. 62
Protectionp. 64
Every child needs love and carep. 66
Who loves and cares for you?p. 68
Family feelingsp. 70
Ivanap. 72
No child should be exploited through workp. 74
Why do children work?p. 76
Hard workp. 78
Arifp. 80
No child should fight in a warp. 82
What happens in a war?p. 84
War and recoveryp. 86
Isap. 88
No child should be held back by a disabilityp. 90
What is life like with a disability?p. 92
Living with a disabilityp. 94
C.J.p. 96
Participationp. 98
Every child has the right to an identityp. 100
Who are you?p. 102
What's in a name?p. 104
Nationalityp. 106
Najaha and Abdisukrip. 108
Religionp. 110
Elip. 112
Every child has the right to free expressionp. 114
Express yourself!p. 116
Freedom of expressionp. 118
Taralynp. 120
Every child deserves a happy lifep. 122
Sibasishp. 124
Mayerlyp. 126
Index and acknowledgmentsp. 128