Monday, May 4, 2009

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees
by Deborah Ellis
Groundwood Books
128 pages


Niki said...

Absolutely wonderful! This book made me cry and care and love reading.

My only critcism is that I worry kid's will view some of the stories as "sob stories." I say this because one teen did in fact say just that. On the other hand, I don't think of these as sob stories at all, but instead as stories that must be told and need to be heard.

I loved it!

Mandy said...

I don't think these are sob stories at all. It was very eye-opening to read about how the lives of these children have been affected in so many ways.

I love that the book is written from the perspective of the children, but I wish the author had given more of an explanation about how she converted the interview material into the book in its final form.

Jen said...

I think it's vital that Americans young and old see our involvement in this war from this alternate viewpoint. I could feel the fear, anger and resentment palpably in some of these stories. This is not the type of perspective that regularly makes it back to Americans. This is a very important book.