One Day the Soldiers Came (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Social Science - 304 pages
7 Reviews

Today, in violence-torn regions across the globe, 20 million children have been uprooted, orphaned, or injured by war, famine, and poverty. This is their story . . . and ours.

In this powerful and unforgettable bookóby turns painful, funny, terrifying, and triumphantóCharles London takes us into the world of refugee children, celebrating their unique skills for survival and reflection. Their remarkable stories and drawings chill the blood and touch the heart, offering an indelible, first hand portrait of the war that rages beyond the headlines.


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Review: One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War

User Review  - Betsey Brannen - Goodreads

Although this book was an interesting read, I am still unsure as to London's actual purpose in his writing. Either he is writing a story to write the story and hopefully bring some type of awareness ... Read full review

Review: One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War

User Review  - Kathleen McRae - Goodreads

Charles London interviewed children from many war stricken places and through drawings that these traumatized children did plus their stories in their own recollections and words he wrote this book.It ... Read full review


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About the author (2009)

Charles London is a former research associate with Refugees International and director of curriculum for War Kids Relief, a peace-building organization. He is the 1999 winner of the Rolling Stone College Journalism Award, and his work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, and other national publications. He has been a young-adult librarian for the New York Public Library and is the author of One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. He lives in New York City.

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