Reading My Rights Created by Swansea University students, these blogs explore children’s rights themes in child/young adult fiction.
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Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

Harry Potter and the Hogwarts school rules

There are seven books in the Harry Potter series, do you have a favourite? I think they’re all great, but I love hippogriffs, so mine is the third book. If you liked the last book, Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows, you can read about the law in relation to it...

Jacqueline Wilson’s Story of Diamond the Acrobatic Child Wonder

Jacqueline Wilson’s Story of Diamond the Acrobatic Child Wonder

Do not let her fantastic title fool you! Diamond IS an acrobatic child wonder with an extraordinary gift for acrobatics. However, the story of her life is not all that glamorous. She is the fifth child born to penniless parents who would have preferred that she'd been...

What Dear Martin tells us about  your rights as a child in Wales

What Dear Martin tells us about your rights as a child in Wales

Dear Martin by Nic Stone tells the story of Justyce McAllister, a strong minded seventeen-year-old black man who lives a challenging life, both in his poor neighbourhood, constantly threatened by local criminals, and at the overwhelmingly white prep school he attends....

Custody Disputes in ‘The Suitcase Kid’ By Jaqueline Wilson

Custody Disputes in ‘The Suitcase Kid’ By Jaqueline Wilson

Hi everyone! Hope you are all well and are enjoying your summers to the best of your ability given the difficulties of recent times. I firstly would like to thank you for taking the time to read this blog post I’ve written. It is written about several issues which are...

Sexting and Social Media – Reading My Rights

Sexting and Social Media – Reading My Rights

I have read a book called The Best Possible Answer by Katherine Kottaras which is a young adult fiction book. Despite it being fictional, the main character Viviana finds herself in a very real, modern and scary situation. Between the ages of 13 – 17 as a teenager /...

How to get help if you are a Young Carer like Katniss Everdeen

How to get help if you are a Young Carer like Katniss Everdeen

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is one of the most successful book series of all time and is the 21st highest-grossing film franchise. It follows the story of Katniss Everdeen, who nominates herself as Tribute when her sister, Prim, was selected to compete in...

Reading My Rights- The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

Reading My Rights- The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon is a book that follows the journey of 15 year old Christopher, who has autism. When he finds his neighbour’s dog dead, Christopher sets off to unravel the mystery of who was responsible, whilst writing...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Reading my Rights

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Reading my Rights

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ written by JK Rowling, is the seventh and final book in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is a boy who finds out on his eleventh birthday that he is a wizard and will be going to school at Hogwarts. The books see Harry Potter...

Cinderella – Reading My Rights

Cinderella – Reading My Rights

Now, I’m sure that we are all familiar with fairy tales. “Once upon a time”, “happily ever after”; does that ring a bell? I thought it would. Whilst these stories tend to end with true love and happiness for our beloved protagonists, we cannot ignore their journey to...

The Catcher in the Rye – Reading my Rights

The Catcher in the Rye – Reading my Rights

The Catcher in the Rye written by J.D. Salinger follows the tale of Holden, a 16-year-old boy, through his transition from adolescence to adulthood. This novel echoed feelings from my childhood as it may have with most teenagers. Holden is a lost and confused boy who...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – every story has a silver lining

The Perks of Being a Wallflower – every story has a silver lining

Friendships. New schools. Anxiety. Heavy topics. Silver linings. If I had to summarise ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ in a few, simple words that’s how I would do it. This is a book which raises awareness of difficult but important issues which must be talked...

Oliver Twist – ‘Consider Yourself’ Protected

Oliver Twist – ‘Consider Yourself’ Protected

By Amber Wassall ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens is a story about a nine-year-old orphan boy who runs away from his life in a workhouse and as an apprentice to an undertaker to London. In London, he meets Jack Dawkins also known as the ‘Artful Dodger’ and joins a...

What Matilda tells us about the law on going to school

What Matilda tells us about the law on going to school

What’s your favourite Roald Dahl book? I love them all but one of my absolute favourites is Matilda. If you haven’t read it (or seen the film, or the musical), it’s about a brilliant little girl whose family treat her like dirt – and it’s only when she meets Miss...

Lies We Tell Ourselves – “You’re the one who really decides”

Lies We Tell Ourselves – “You’re the one who really decides”

By Alex Davies The latest book that we’re covering in the Children’s Legal Centre ‘Reading your rights’ series is called ‘Lies we Tell Ourselves’ written by Robin Talley. The book itself was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and has been described as “A moving young...

Reading my Rights: ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’

Reading my Rights: ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’

By Nikita Austin 'The Story of Tracy Beaker’ written by Jacqueline Wilson follows the life of Tracy Beaker who is ten years old and is one of many children in care - She lives in a children's care home which she calls' the dumping ground. Tracy is always in trouble...