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Title: Don't judge a book by its cover! The living library organiser's guide
Authors: Abergel, Ronni 
Rothemund, Antje 
Titley, Gavan 
Wootsch, Péter 
Corporate Authors: Council of Europe (COE). Directorate of Youth and Sport 
Council of Europe (COE). European Youth Centre in Budapest (EYCB) 
Subject Keywords: human rights ; education ; tolerance ; discrimination ; marginalization ; stereotype
Key Issues: Diversity education
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: COE
Publication Country: France 
Publication Place : Strasbourg
Material Type: tools and guides
Language: English
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Abstract: The living library works exactly like a normal library - readers come and borrow a book for a limited period of time. There is only one difference: the books in the living library are human beings, and the books and readers enter into a personal dialogue. The books in the living library are people representing groups frequently confronted with prejudices and stereotypes, and who are often victims of discrimination or social exclusion. In this library, books cannot only speak, but they are able to reply to the readers' questions, and the books can even ask questions and learn themselves. The living library methodology is part of the Council of Europe's youth programme on human rights education. The philosophy of this programme contends that human rights cannot be defended by legal texts alone. They need to be protected and fostered by everyone. In order to encourage citizens to think about their own human rights and those of the other, awareness needs to be raised in the wider public about the importance of human rights for the personal well-being of all.
Physical Description: 70 p.
ISBN: 92-871-5766-9
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