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The Resource Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war, written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine ; illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war, written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine ; illustrated by Claudia Dávila

Label
Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war
Title
Child soldier
Title remainder
when boys and girls are used in war
Statement of responsibility
written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine ; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his schoolyard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort. Told in the first person and presented in a graphic novel format, the gripping story of Michel's experience is moving and unsettling. But the humanity he exhibits in the telling, along with Claudia Davila's illustrations, which evoke rather than depict the violent elements of the story, makes the book accessible for this age group and, ultimately, reassuring and hopeful. The back matter contains further information, as well as suggestions for ways children can help. This is a perfect resource for engaging youngsters in social studies lessons on global awareness and social justice issues, and would easily spark classroom discussions about conflict, children's rights and even bullying. Michel's actions took enormous courage, but he makes clear that he was and still is an ordinary person, no different from his readers. He believes everyone can do something to make the world a better place, and so he shares what his father told him: If you ever think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito."--
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CaOONL
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Humphreys, Jessica Dee
Dewey number
741.5/971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
010-014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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  • Dávila, Claudia
  • Chikwanine, Michel
Series statement
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  • Chikwanine, Michel
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Graphic novels
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war, written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine ; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9781771381260
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • 175186
  • 796528
Label
Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war, written by Jessica Dee Humphreys & Michel Chikwanine ; illustrated by Claudia Dávila
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
47 p.
Isbn
9781771381260
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
chiefly col. ill.
System control number
  • 175186
  • 796528

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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