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Child soldier : when boys and girls are used in war
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Toronto : Kids Can Press, [2015].
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Book
Physical Desc:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Reading Level:
IL: MG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 1
Lexile measure:
680L
Status:
Cameron College Prep - Teen Non-Fiction
355.08 HUM
Charlotte Park Elementary - Kids Comic/Graphic
741.5 Hum
Dupont Hadley Middle - Teen Non-Fiction
355.08 HUM
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Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his school-yard 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 Dávila'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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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781771381260, 1771381264
Reading Level:
MG
Level 4.4, 1 Points
Lexile measure:
680

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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 Dávila'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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APA Citation (style guide)

Humphreys, J. D., Dávila, C., & Chikwanine, M. (2015). Child soldier: when boys and girls are used in war. Toronto: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Humphreys, Jessica Dee, Claudia, Dávila and Michel, Chikwanine. 2015. Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. Toronto: Kids Can Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Humphreys, Jessica Dee, Claudia, Dávila and Michel, Chikwanine, Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Humphreys, Jessica Dee,, Claudia Dávila, and Michel Chikwanine. Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2015. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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