Family + Identity

Artwork by Mary Murphy

The child has the right to know and live with their family, to have a name and to be granted a nationality. The child has the right to evolve their identity in their own culture, to practice their own religion and to use their own language. ‘Family’ is not defined in the Convention, although the Convention recognises it can encompass extended family and others. This image depicts a group of young bears of different colours learning to make their mark in the world by emulating their family elders and then imprinting their identity in their own unique way.

Mary Murphy

Distinguished Irish author Mary Murphy has written and illustrated about 40 books with six different publishers. Most of her books are for babies and toddlers with the most recent HAPPY! published by Walker Books UK in March 2019.

Mary Murphy website