Children of war: voices of Iraqi refugees

Book Cover
Average Rating
Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,
Pub. Date:
Five years have passed since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq, and true democracy has yet to come. Four million Iraqis have been displaced; half are living in desolate tent camps, the others mostly stuck in Jordan and Syrian. All face uncertain futures. In this book, Deborah Ellis turns her attention to the war's most tragic victims ? Iraqi children. She interviews more than 20 young Iraqis, mostly refugees living in Jordan, but also a few trying to build new lives in North America. Some families left Iraq with money; others are penniless, ill, or disabled. Most of the parents are working illegally or not at all, and the fear of deportation is a constant threat. The children speak for themselves, with little editorial comment, and their stories are frank, harrowing, and often reveal a surprising resilience in surviving the consequences of a war in which they played no part.
More Details
Accelerated Reader:
Level 5.5, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 0aef7ead-465a-b1b9-c64f-0ceb7a7d4f1c
Grouping Title children of war voices of iraqi refugees
Grouping Author ellis deborah
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-22 18:26:47PM
Last Indexed 2019-07-22 18:27:20PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level MG+
accelerated_reader_point_value 4
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.5
author Ellis, Deborah, 1960-
author_display Ellis, Deborah
available_at_arlington Columbia Pike
collection_arlington Teen Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Columbia Pike Teen Nonfiction, Shirlington Teen Nonfiction
display_description Iraqi children discuss how the Iraq war has affected their lives.
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 0aef7ead-465a-b1b9-c64f-0ceb7a7d4f1c
isbn 9780888999078, 9780888999085
item_details ils:.b13019041|.i13965360|Columbia Pike Teen Nonfiction|Y 956.7 ELLIS|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 07, 2019|oyn||, ils:.b13019041|.i13965384|Shirlington Teen Nonfiction|Y 956.7 ELLIS|||1|false|false|||||In Transit|Jul 22, 2019|syn||
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-07-22T22:27:20.418Z
lexile_score 860
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington Y 956.7 ELLIS
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Columbia Pike, Shirlington
primary_isbn 9780888999078
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b13019041|Book|Books||English|Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press,|2009.|128 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13019041 .i13965360 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b13019041 .i13965384 In Transit In Transit false false true false false true 9999
subject_facet Children and war -- Iraq -- Juvenile literature, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Children -- Juvenile literature, Refugee children -- Iraq -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature
title_display Children of war : voices of Iraqi refugees
title_full Children of war : voices of Iraqi refugees / Deborah Ellis
title_short Children of war :
title_sub voices of Iraqi refugees