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Shattered
Stories of Children and War
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· Laurel Leaf
· eBook · Ages 12 and up
· December 18, 2007 · $6.99 · 978-0-307-43374-9 (0-307-43374-9)

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As bullets ring and bombs are dropped, children watch—mostly from the sidelines, but occasionally in the direct line of fire. Unaware of the political issues or power struggles behind the battle, all they know are the human, emotional consequences of this thing called war. This collection examines all of war’s implications for young people—from those caught in the line of fire to the children of the veterans of wars long past.

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Armstrong brings together 12 powerful voices in young people's literature to explore the realities of war from a child's perspective. The settings vary widely—the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an attempted coup in Venezuela, the American Civil War, crisis in the Middle East—but the effects are largely the same. In war, no life is ever left untouched. In war, lives are shattered.


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“A subtle and wrenching assortment of stories about war and its effects on children. . . . An outstanding collection important at any time.”—Kirkus Reviews

“These selections will make teens cry, will make them angry, but most of all they will make them think.”—School Library Journal

“All the selections have an eerie timeliness.”—Booklist

“The stories are remarkable not only for their depth, but also for how much they avoid cliché and truly delve into the long-term consequences of war on children.”—Kirkus Reviews


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