War: The World Reacts

War: The World Reacts

Paperback(Ages 9 and older)

$6.95

Overview

War is an unpleasant subject, but in difficult times children need to know about its effects on people who are much like themselves. War: The World Reacts is a photo illustrated book that shows boys and girls how governments and aid agencies help people who are displaced from their homes and normal activities by war. It also describes how many people around the world work to prevent conflicts and encourage peace. Using eyewitness accounts, this book helps kids understand the problems of people caught up in war. It also suggests school and community projects that kids can take part in as ways of promoting peace. The author cites recent conflicts, including terrorist destruction of the World Trade Center in New York, and wars in Afghanistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Chechnya, Iraq, Cambodia, Bosnia, and other countries. Full-color photos, a glossary of terms, and a short directory of war relief agencies. This book is published in association with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764122255
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/15/2002
Series: Barron's Educational Series
Edition description: Ages 9 and older
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

George Weber is Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Table of Contents

What is war?4
People on the move6
Safety for civilians8
Aid in a war zone10
Appeals for aid12
Relief convoys14
Keeping the peace16
Reuniting families18
Returning home20
Rebuilding lives22
Dangerous mines24
Working for peace26
New challenges28
How you can help30
Glossary31
Index32

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