Angelina Jolie takes on new role as a children’s author

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Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie will be collaborating with Amnesty International on a new children's rights book set to be released in 2021. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie will be collaborating with Amnesty International on a new children's rights book set to be released in 2021. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Her list of accomplishments are as long as her slender arm: Oscar-winning actress, celebrated filmmaker and human rights activist.

Now Angelina Jolie can add children’s author to her impressive catalogue. The Maleficent actress is collaborating with Amnesty International and child rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren for a book on child rights. 

Angelina Jolie (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Angelina Jolie (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The book is titled Know Your Rights (And Claim Them) and is aimed at teens so they understand their rights, particularly when it comes to protesting injustice.

“Today we have young people engaged and ready to fight,” Angelina says. “However, many struggle with misinformation from adults, a lack of awareness of their rights, and a lack of knowledge of how to use the specifics of their rights to apply them to the country and circumstances in which they live.”

Angie is embroiled in a heated custody battle with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt. The couple, who share 6 children, split in 2016 following an incident on a plane when Brad allegedly lost control and clashed with their son Maddox, who was 15 at the time.

Brad (56) has since cleaned up his act and is battling Angie (45) in court for shared custody of Pax (16), Zahara (15), Shiloh (14) and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. 

Pictured with her kids Pax (16), Shiloh (14), Zaha
Pictured with her kids Pax (16), Shiloh (14), Zahara (15) and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. (PHOTO: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

According to reports, tensions between Brad, who’s dating 27-year-old model Nicole Poturalski, and Angie have, however, “escalated” and the pair are reportedly no longer in family therapy. 

Though the court hearings are expected to continue until 23 October, Angie remains dedicated to her work as a human rights campaigner. “I’ll be working on the global crisis and keeping connected and raising awareness of the realities on the ground,” she says. 

“I see a lack of will to protect and defend basic human rights, and a lack of diplomacy and accountability. A lot of people profit from the chaos of broken, dependent countries and it sickens me.”
– Angelina Jolie

Meanwhile, the book she’s working on is set to be published in September 2021. 

SOURCES: AMNESTY.ORG, DAILYMAIL.CO.UK, VOGUE.COM

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