Children of War

Children of War

Voices of Iraqi Refugees

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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.

Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2014..
Copyright Date: ©2009.
ISBN: 9780888999085
Characteristics: 128 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm.

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katiemeg
Apr 21, 2010

Good book.

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zarku
Apr 15, 2010

the book was ok i gess

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Preiyanna101
Apr 11, 2010

I really enjoyed reading this book, and this book is really toching and sad.

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VV1998
Apr 08, 2010

This book was very very sad. While I was reading it I felt really bad and sad. I don't really like this book.

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awesome123
Apr 08, 2010

vote for this book

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acesonfire_99
Apr 07, 2010

I love it sooo much:p

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acaf
Apr 02, 2010

children

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thi3fling
Mar 29, 2010

boring

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Katie19
Mar 29, 2010

This book was sad but it made me feel sad.

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aesha_03
Mar 27, 2010

It's the best book! It's the first book I read where the authors are actually children. It's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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katieo
Nov 09, 2009

This was a true story about kids in the war zone of Iraq. Their are stories of kids of all ages.

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