In 1989 the UN General Assembly adopted a treaty that came out of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The treaty sets out the basic human rights that belong to children all over the world, recognizing that children need special protection since they are more vulnerable than adults. The book, I Have the Right to Be a Child, presents these rights with text that is accessible for young children. It can help students to understand the gratitude that can be felt when these rights are met. It is important to know your students well and to be sensitive to emotions that may come up as a result of discussions about children who do not have clean water, access to education, and other supports that they have a right to.