Sunday, March 21, 2010

Tikvah (the Hebrew word for hope)

"A child's first confrontation with human rights can often occur at a very early age. Maybe not human rights in the larger context that involves racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, 'my-god-is-the-right-god-yours-isn't,' or even 'manifest destiny.' Still I have a strong conviction that the attitude toward human rights that an individual carries within himself or herself is formed when very young..." Tomie dePaola

From the book TIKVAH: CHILDREN'S BOOK CREATORS REFLECT ON HUMAN RIGHTS, published by SeaStar Books. Copyright 1999 by the University of Connecticut.