Off to war: voices of soldiers' children

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Deborah Ellis has been widely praised for her books about children in war-torn countries. Now, she turns her attention closer to home, to American and Canadian children whose parents are soldiers fighting ? or who have fought ? in Afghanistan and Iraq. In frank and illuminating interviews, they talk about how this experience has marked and shaped their lives. Twelve-year-old Darby finds comfort in sending everyday items like Twizzlers and wet wipes to a dad whose life doesn’t include simple pleasures or a daily bath. Now that 10-year-old Mary’s father is home, he sits alone in his bedroom with his computer instead of hanging out with the family like he used to do. Interviewed on military bases, in the streets, in their homes, and over the phone, the children speak with remarkable candor about how war has touched their daily lives, reminding readers that although they may be living safely in North America, children always suffer when nations go to war.
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Grouped Work ID c702439e-ec03-c4c9-2244-c1ff167ffd2f
Grouping Title off to war voices of soldiers children
Grouping Author ellis deborah
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
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display_description The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted the children of soldiers--men and women who have been called away from their families to fight in a faraway war. In their own words, some of these children describe how their experience has marked and shaped their lives.
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subject_facet Children and war -- Juvenile literature, Children of military personnel -- Canada -- Interviews -- Juvenile literature, Children of military personnel -- United States -- Interviews -- Juvenile literature
title_display Off to war : voices of soldiers' children
title_full Off to war : voices of soldiers' children / Deborah Ellis
title_short Off to war :
title_sub voices of soldiers' children