Theme: Loss of Childhood

Three Wishes

Posted by on Aug 10, 2012 in Ages 10 and up, Israel, Middle Eastern, Palestine, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Loss of Childhood, Theme: Multicultural Friendship, Theme: Survival, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Three Wishes

Three Wishes

Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli Children Speak By Deborah Ellis Published by Groundwood Books “…an accessible way of approaching a huge and difficult topic, this book should be required reading for adults who care about children living in any conflict-influenced situation, from Israel to violent neighborhoods in the United States.”—Francisca Goldsmith, VOYA Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N     Description Deborah Ellis’s enormously popular “Breadwinner” trilogy recounted the experiences of children living in Afghanistan; now...

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Children of War

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Ages 12 and up, Iraqi, Jordan, Middle Eastern, Theme: Family Death, Theme: Loss of Childhood, Theme: Refugee Life, Theme: Trauma | Comments Off on Children of War

Children of War

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees By Deborah Ellis Published by Groundwood Books “An important, current title that will have lasting significance.” —Hazel Rochman, Booklist “All ages can relate to these children…a starting point for a discussion on the impact of war on children from the child’s perspective.” —Susan Allen, VOYA Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N   Description The United States and its allies invaded Iraq seven years ago. Today the country is still at war, and no one can claim that true democracy has come. Four million...

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Son of a Gun

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in African (West), Ages 10 and up, Theme: Child Soldiers, Theme: Loss of Childhood, Theme: Survival | Comments Off on Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun By Anne de Graaf Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers “…this is a searing, graphically charged novel, told alternately by Nopi and Lucky, with several historical and pivotal stories incorporated into the narrative.” —Keisha M. Miller, School Library Journal Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N       Description I was crazy. Crazy mad. That’s how I felt when I turned in my AK-47 rifle. The commanding officer’s growl still haunts me: “This gun is your god. You listen to the voice of your god and go where your gun...

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