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Keyword: children and war

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

Humphreys, Jessica Dee (Author)
Chikwanine, Michel (Author)
Dávila, Claudia (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2015. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, child soldiers, children and war, Democratic Republic of Congo, family life, genocides, graphic novels, kidnapping, narrative non-fiction, resilience, war
 
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Boyne, John (Author)
David Fickling Books 2016. 218 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Children and war, concentration camps, death, family life, friendship, Germany, Holocaust, soldiers, World War II
 
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Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood

Barakat, Ibtisam (Author)
Macmillan 2016. 184 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Childhood, children and war, cultures, discrimination, family life, first-person narration, gender roles, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, literacy, memoir, Middle East, war
 
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Seeking Refuge

Watts, Irene N. (Author)
Shoemaker, Kathryn E. (Illustrator)
Tradewind Books 2016. 136 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Children and war, courage, England, illustrations (black and white), illustrations (pencil), Jewish history, Kindertransport, refugees, resilience, war, World War II
 
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War Brothers

McKay, Sharon E. (Author)
Annick Press 2014. 194 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, brothers, children and war, friendship, rebellions, rescue, soldiers, survival, tragedy, Uganda, violence, war
 
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Sami and the Time of the Troubles

Heide, Florence Parry (Author)
Gilliland, Judith Heide (Author)
Lewin, Ted (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1995. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children and war, family life, first-person narration, Lebanon, protest movements, resilience, war
 
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Children Growing Up With War

Matthews, Jenny (Author)
Candlewick Press 2014. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Around the world, children and war, children’s rights, conflicts, diversity, everyday life, global awareness, human rights, illustrations (photographs), refugees, war
 
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War Brothers: The Graphic Novel

McKay, Sharon E. (Author)
Lafrance, Daniel (Author/Illustrator)
Annick Press 2013. 170 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abuse, brothers, children and war, friendship, rebellions, rescue, soldiers, survival, tragedy, Uganda, violence, war
 
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One Peace: True Stories of Young Activists

Wilson, Janet (Author/Illustrator)
Orca 2008. 48 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Activism, around the world, children and war, children’s rights, making peace, peace, social justice
 
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Hana’s Suitcase

Levine, Karen (Author)
Second Story Press 2002. 111 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Children and war, concentration camps, Holocaust, illustrations (photographs), Jewish history, World War II
 
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I Dreamt...: A Book About Hope

Olmos, Gabriela (Author)
Groundwood Books 2013. 34 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Children and war, children’s rights, hope, imagination, multiple illustrators, poetic language, resilience
 
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The Little Yellow Bottle

Delaunois, Angèle (Author)
Delezenne, Christine (Illustrator)
Second Story Press 2011. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bombs, children and war, overcoming adversity, perseverance, physical disabilities, violence, war
 
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