This title examines the world's critical issues surrounding children's rights. Readers will learn the historical background of children's rights, leading up to the current and future impact on society. Child marriage, child labor, educational rights of children, child trafficking, child pornography, and child soldiers are discussed in detail. Programs to protect children worldwide, including the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations, are covered. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of children's rights. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.