Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees

Children of War: Voices of Iraqi Refugees

by Deborah Ellis

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Overview

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In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the most tragic victims of the Iraq war -- Iraqi children. She interviews young people, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few who are trying to build new lives in North America. Some families have left Iraq with money; others are penniless and ill or disabled. Most of the children have parents who are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat.

Ellis provides an historical overview and brief explanations of context, but other than that allows the children to speak for themselves, with minimal editorial comment or interference. Their stories are frank, harrowing and sometimes show surprising resilience, as the children try to survive the consequences of a war in which they played no part. A glossary, map and suggestions for further information are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554980086
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
File size: 545 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Deborah Ellis is a member of the Order of Canada. She has won the University of California’s Middle East Book Award, Sweden’s Peter Pan Prize, the Governor General’s Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She is best known for her Breadwinner series, which has been published in twenty-five languages, with $2 million in royalties donated to Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Street Kids International. deborahellis.com

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