Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children

Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children

by Deborah Ellis


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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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ISBN-13: 9780888998958
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 05/25/2010
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,239,802
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kthomp25 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago