Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her gripping books portraying the plight of children in war-torn countries. Now she turns her attention closer to home, to the children whose parents are soldiers fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and revealing interviews they discuss how this experience has marked and shaped their lives. The children talk on military bases, in the streets, in their homes, and over the phone. They speak with remarkable candor about how war has touched their daily lives, and they remind us that although they may be living safely in North America, children always suffer when nations go to war.
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Deborah Ellis interviews children of Canadian and American soldiers about their experiences when their parent is sent overseas to serve in the war. She describes the bases or regular communities the children live in, based mostly if the parent is in the Guard or on active duty. Various views are expressed, either in support or with reservations on the politics, but all support their families.For the older child or teen.