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Children of War

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These frank and harrowing true stories of young Iraqi refugees show surprising resilience, as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they played no part.

In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war — Iraqi children. She interviews young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Some families have left Iraq with money; others are penniless and ill or disabled. Most of the children have parents who are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat. Ellis provides an historical overview and brief explanations of context, but other than that allows the children to speak for themselves, with minimal editorial comment or interference. Their stories are frank, harrowing and sometimes show surprising resilience, as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they played no part. A glossary, map and suggestions for further information are included.


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Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd.

Kindle Book

  • Release date: June 7, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781554980086
  • Release date: June 7, 2011

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781554980086
  • File size: 515 KB
  • Release date: June 7, 2011

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

Lexile® Measure:820
Text Difficulty:3-4

These frank and harrowing true stories of young Iraqi refugees show surprising resilience, as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they played no part.

In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war — Iraqi children. She interviews young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Some families have left Iraq with money; others are penniless and ill or disabled. Most of the children have parents who are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat. Ellis provides an historical overview and brief explanations of context, but other than that allows the children to speak for themselves, with minimal editorial comment or interference. Their stories are frank, harrowing and sometimes show surprising resilience, as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they played no part. A glossary, map and suggestions for further information are included.


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