Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

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Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Kids Can Press
Publish Date
Pages
48
Dimensions
7.9 X 9.2 X 0.4 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781771381260

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About the Author

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Michel Chikwanine has experienced civil war, political upheaval and poverty, emerging as an individual wise beyond his years. Forced by these circumstances to leave his home country at the age of 11 as a refugee, Michel has since traveled to 35 African countries, witnessing firsthand the problems faced by the developing world, but also the beauty of the communities and people who live [email protected]

Jessica Dee Humphreys has worked with several girls' rights organizations, including Save the Children and the United Nations Development Fund for Women. She is the co-author of a number of bestselling books, including Roméo Dallaire's Waiting for First Light and They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children. Jessica is also the co-author of the award-winning CitizenKid graphic novel Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War, with Michel Chikwanine.

Graphic designer and children's illustrator Claudia Dávila was born in Chile and now makes her home in Toronto. She was formerly the art director of Chirp and Chickadee magazines.

Reviews

An enlightening, accessible, and, above all, child-friendly introduction to the issue.--School Library Journal, Starred Review
The narration includes enough history of the Congo to give context to the personal story, while the back matter provides more information about child soldiers.--Booklist
Graphic in format but not detail ...The visual element gives this memoir particular immediacy for audiences who "don't understand what is happening right now, to kids just like them."--Kirkus Reviews
An unforgettable book that provides factual information about civil wars and especially child soldiers.--Resource Links
... Child Soldier conveys Michel's horrific experience with sensitivity, insight, and skill ... also providing readers with relevant information about the geography and history of the country.--Quill & Quire, Starred Review
... an eye-opening and heartbreaking account of Chikwanine's kidnapping at the age of five.--Quill & Quire
... the direct first-person narration lays bare the boy's confusion and pain ...[while] Dávila's panel sequences temper the story's atrocities ...--Publishers Weekly