Drone Child: A Novel of War, Family, and Survival


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$19.95  $18.55
David H. Rothman
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5.0 X 8.0 X 0.45 inches | 0.48 pounds

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About the Author

David H. Rothman's revelations of corrupt federal office leasing practices triggered a congressional investigation and made the ABC and NBC nighttime newscasts. See SolomonScandals.com. Rothman has also written a thriller about a genius child soldier, as well as six nonfiction books. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.


"Share this action-packed, sensitively rendered audio with fans of Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone and Emmanuel Jal's War Child." - Library Journal on the audiobook edition.

"In this gripping story, Rothman delivers an immensely appealing young protagonist whose brisk, first-person narration teems with colorful details. " - Kirkus Reviews.

"Complete with a 'Discussion Guide, ' Drone Child is at once a novel and a teaching tool... A hefty tapestry interwoven with the possibilities for change. In the the context of our current times, this is a hope worth having." - Denolyn Carroll, African American Literature Book Club.

"The writing is well-edited, smooth and impactful. Mixing invented tribes with well-vetted facts about the Congo, the author creates a tense narrative in which scenes of degradation and violence are effective without being overly graphic..." - BlueInk Review in the American Library Association's Booklist.

"A gripping, brutal account of a near-future African war, narrated by a young soldier... Purifier general 'Demon Killer' is an astonishingly effective portrait of a sociopath..." - BookLife.

"The barbarities of the conflict in Ukraine make Drone Child all the timelier, although Rothman's themes are timeless... Rothman's ability to use the microcosm of a child's experiences of war to translate it to bigger-picture thinking about community, relationships, and conflicts results in a gripping story highly recommended for a wide range of readers; especially those interested in the lives, motives, and influences of modern-day Africans." - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, The Midwest Book Review.

"A harsh but compelling discussion on the real-world plight of child soldiers, Drone Child should be lauded for the frank conversations it has the power to open for younger readers." - K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite, in a Five Star review.

"A disturbing novel on the harsh realities of what is happening in Africa. The characters are well developed and really make you care about what is happening to them. The story is well told and is a quick read. I highly recommend this book to all." - Ron B, Reviewer, NetGalley.