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  • 4 stars across 12 books

    John Lennon was a singer, songwriter, peace and human rights activist, author, artist, and continues to be a worldwide inspiration. Born in 1940 in Liverpool, he rose to fame with his band The Beatles in the 1960s, and went on to have an acclaimed solo career until his death in 1980. Lennon's marriage and collaboration with artist Yoko Ono inspired his iconic peace anthem "Imagine". Among Lennon's books which are collections of his stories and drawings are: In His Own Write, A Spaniard in the Works, Skywriting by Word of Mouth, AI - Japan Through John Lennon's Eyes, and Real Love- the Drawings for Sean.

    Yoko Ono Lennon is an artist whose thought-provoking work challenges people's understanding of art and the world around them. From the beginning of her career, she was a conceptualist whose work encompassed performance, instructions, film, music, sculpture, installation and writing. Born in Tokyo, she moved to New York aged twenty and opened her Chambers Street loft in 1960, where she hosted exhibitions and performances. She has shown her work all over the world, including several films and her first retrospective, in France in 2016. In 2007, Ono created the permanent installation IMAGINE PEACE TOWER on Videy Island, Iceland, and continues to work tirelessly for peace with her IMAGINE PEACE campaign. In 2009 Ono received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice Biennale.

    JEAN JULLIEN is a French graphic designer currently living in London. He comes from Nantes and did a graphic design degree in Quimper before coming to London. He graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2008 and from the Royal College of Art in 2010. His practice ranges from Illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters and clothing to create a coherent yet eclectic body of work.

    5th March 2015

    We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures

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    21st September 2017

    Imagine - John Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Amnesty International illustrated by Jean Jullien

    `Never have we all, child and grown-up child, needed this more, the words and the song in our hearts, lifting our spir... More

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    22nd June 2017

    My Little Book of Big Freedoms: The Human Rights Act in Pictures

    A classic picture-book edition of My Little Book of Big Freedoms illustrated by the former Waterstones Children's Laurea... More

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    5th March 2015

    Dreams of Freedom

    " I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter... I have taken a mom... More

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    1st May 2009

    Free?: Stories Celebrating Human Rights

    A celebration of human rights. eBook available. To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Hum... More

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    4th May 2017

    Here I Stand: Stories that Speak for Freedom

    A varied and thought-provoking collection of short stories and poems for teens with a conscience, with striking cover il... More

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    7th April 2011

    We are All Born Free

    Now in a mini edition! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on 10th December 1948. It was compiled after... More

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    1st May 2002

    History

    The series Human Rights in the Curriculum is designed to help secondary teachers communicate an understanding of human r... More

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