Shattered: Stories of Children and War

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Jennifer Armstrong
Random House Children's Books, Nov 1, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 166 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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User Review  - Christina Paniccia - Goodreads

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

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About the author (2003)

Jennifer Armstrong, a noted author of historical fiction, including "Black-Eyed Susan" & "The Dreams of Mairhe Mehan", lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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