Shattered: Stories of Children and War

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Random House Children's Books, Dec 18, 2007 - Young Adult Fiction - 176 pages
As bullets ring and bombs are dropped, children watch—mostly from the sidelines, but occasionally in the direct line of fire. Unaware of the political issues or power struggles behind the battle, all they know are the human, emotional consequences of this thing called war. This collection examines all of war’s implications for young people—from those caught in the line of fire to the children of the veterans of wars long past.

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Armstrong brings together 12 powerful voices in young people's literature to explore the realities of war from a child's perspective. The settings vary widely—the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an attempted coup in Venezuela, the American Civil War, crisis in the Middle East—but the effects are largely the same. In war, no life is ever left untouched. In war, lives are shattered.

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This is a great book for young adults about war. This book will make them realize that war does not influence just the men and women in the military..War influences the children of those in the military, and every person in this world, whether we know it or not. Read full review


Editors Introduction
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Golpe de Et0d0 by Dian Curtis Regan
Snap Crackle Pop by Lois Metzger
Things Happen by Lisa Rowe Fraustino
Faizabad Harvest 1980 by Suzanne Fisher Staples
Sounds Of Thunder by Joseph Bruchac
War Is Swell by David Lubar
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Jennifer Armstrong is the author of over 50 books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, as well as nonfiction. Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association. Armstrong, who grew up outside of New York City, now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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