My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary

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Kids Can Press, Mar 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 120 pages
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"Bombs are exploding all over the city. I hide my feelings from everyone, but I am drowning in despair. When will this war end? For how long will my life consist of the dead space between two explosions?" -- June 6, 1995 On the first day of the siege of Sarajevo, 12-year-old Nadja Halilbegovich's life changed forever. In the face of constant tank and sniper fire, daily life in this beautiful, mountain-ringed city was suddenly full of fear. Without reliable electricity, water or medical supplies, the blockaded city ground to a halt. Nadja and her fellow citizens tried desperately to live normal lives while forced to scrounge for even the most basic necessities. My Childhood Under Fire is Nadja's diary of the years 1992-95. It is her personal account of becoming a teenager during wartime. It is also a monument to the thousands killed during the siege of Sarajevo and to the millions of children around the world who still live -- and die -- under fire.

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

This was quite poignant and strikes right at the heart of the reader. The author spoke to my high school students last year and she was so dynamic. I am glad that she is sharing her story. Read full review

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User Review  - Katina - Goodreads

Great book! Loved the insight of a child living in war. It is not a book that explains the Bosnian War, but an important book if you want to make a heart connection. This book will spring board into ... Read full review


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