Young People from Bosnia Talk about War

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (1) from $195.00   
  • Used (12) from $0.00   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Colleen Harris
The war in Bosnia has split apart families, driven them from their homes, and set neighbor against neighbor. To bring relief to college-age students of all ethnic backgrounds in the former Yugoslavia, the Bosnian Student Project has brought students to the United States since 1993 to study, and to wait for conditions to improve in their native land so they may return. Many interviews with these college students provide not only firsthand accounts of the betrayal they felt when the war broke out, but also tell of pride in their native land and desire to return home as soon as possible. As with every Enslow publication, the writing is unbiased, clear and gives an overview of the causes of the war and its historical background in a well-edited introductory chapter. I would not only recommend this to young adults, but also to adults who would like a brief explanation of the Bosnian Civil War and an understanding of the people as they struggle to go about their daily lives. The photos are black-and-white snapshots of the students and their homes and schools. A map and summary boxes are included for easy understanding of the geography and the issues. Index. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. VOYA Codes: 4Q 2P J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Junior High-defined as grades 7 to 9 and Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
School Library Journal
Gr 7 UpSince 1993, the authors have been associated with the Bosnian Student Project, which brings young people to study in the U.S. Their introduction gives an overview of the project. They then give a historical perspective of the Balkan region and briefly explain the recent conflicts among the Serbs, Croats, and Muslims. There is a four-point boxed recap of this section, and a map showing the former Yugoslavia and its divisions. All are very helpful for readers with little knowledge of the area, its history, and its turbulence. What follows are chapters about young people from Bosnia based on the Firesides' interviews with them. The moving accounts are warm and engaging. The students' viewpoints differ according to their personal experiences. They seem confused and saddened by the sudden, traumatic changes the conflict has caused in their lives, rather than angry or bitter. Hope for a peaceful resolution and for healing pervade the book. However, the cover photo of a building tower with a gaping hole in its side is identified only by photographer. There is no explanation of what or where it is/was. Black-and-white captioned photos appear throughout the book, personalizing the stories. The Firesides have successfully conveyed a sense of tragedy and of hope for the future.Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High, Brockton, MA
Kirkus Reviews
This entry in the Issues in Focus series falls somewhat short and is sure to disappoint readers looking for real information on a notably complex subject.

After the first chapter, "Roots of War"—difficult even for knowledgeable readers—the book becomes more personal and thus easier to understand. Young Bosnian Muslims tell their stories of living through agonizing conflicts that left them mostly homeless and helpless in a world they never made; eventually they were rescued and brought to the US to study. In spite of bombs and mortar and bullets, torture and starvation, and loss of family and friends, all the participants in the book would like to return to their homes. That kind of telling detail may inspire some readers to seek out more information on their own.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780894907302
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/1996
  • Series: Issues in Focus Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)