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Ines 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 pastCritically acclaimed author Jennifer Armstrong brings together 12 powerful voices in young people's literature to explore the realities of war from a A collection of stories involving various different cultures and war time periods Some have potential to spark middle school discussions related to global citizenship and euality Some are too dark and depressing for whole class use For interested students they may enjoy these mature stories that present them with much to ponder about our humanity

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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 conseuences of this thing called war This collection exam Name Kim DenikerAPA Citation Armstrong J 2002 Shattered Stories of children and war New York Dell Laurel LeafGenre Short StoriesLiterary Prizes and Awards include Book Links 312004 Publisher s Weekly 1212002 Booklist 12152001 School Library Journal 112002 Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books 512002 Teacher Librarian 412003 Horn Book 512002 Wilson s Junior High School 192010 Wilson s Senior High School 10302003 and 1012011 Kirkus Reviews 1212001 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age 2004Format PrintSelection Process ALA Book Picks 2003 2003 chose Shattered Stories of children and war as one of the best short story collection books for young adults and is reuired for school curriculum Common Core State Standards provides this title on their list of approved short story collections Follett Library Resources indicate a Grade 5 8 interest levelReview Gr 7 Up 67 Reading Level This is a young adult story collection by twelve different authors whose theme provided twelve different views or scenarios from various wars or military conflicts from the Civil War the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II the Vietnam Conflict the Cold War war with Afghanistan and the conflict of the Contras in Nicaragua which are all truly thought provoking These individual stories share the realistic experiences about how surviving families and children are forever touched by wars cruel hand in some way In the signature story Shattered the delayed effect of Agent Orange on a Vietnam Vet becomes apparent with the birth defects experienced by his emotionally traumatized children and how they deal with this on a personal level In several of the other stories the children themselves are the young inexperienced soldiers in the war without any basis of politics or understanding of why they are even fighting One story shares how a twelve year old girl named Jacket aids in hiding a friend s older brother Edward in her Dad s junkyard while dodging the draft in the 1960 s during the Vietnam Conflict Lois Metzger shares the story that occurred during the McCarthy era and the Cold War in which a young boy s librarian mother is accused of being a communist supporter in her past life She tried to assert her right to privacy by refusing to answer uestions about her past and ends up in jail Another one of the stories shares the viewpoint from an American businessman s son and his experience while in Caracas Venezuela when there is an attempted coup These stories are in random order with no particular thought given to historical seuence These diverse stories are fictional but come from very real experiences which provide the sense that with hope they can survive no matter the ethnic background Each story has a line of text at the bottom providing factual and statistical information to set the scene and provide insight for the story itself An example of the text on the bottom of the page and that which sets the context for the book states on any given day twenty or armed conflicts are being fought around the world most in poor countries In the past decade alone because of war two million children were killed six million were seriously injured or permanently disabled and twelve million children were left homeless It is estimated that between eighty and ninety percent of people who die or are injured in conflicts are civilians mostly children and their mothers The State of the World s Children 2001 This collection of stories will invoke sadness anger and tears in young readers and is an emotionally difficult book to read while allowing you to see the true reality of war from a child s perspective It supports the idea that during wartime no one is untouched by these brutal experiences while sharing the conseuences and realities of these conflicts across history The book comes with bibliographical references author notes and resources for additional information Recommend Works CitedALA Book Picks 2003 2003 School Library Journal 493 62 70 Farish T 2004 Children of War School Library Journal 501 38 39Roback D Brown J M Britton J Zaleski J 2002 Shattered Book Publishers Weekly 2493 90 Sieruta P D 2002 Shattered Stories of Children and War Horn Book Magazine 783 323 324The state of the world s children 2001 In UNICEF Retrieved March 3 2013 from

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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 From the Hardcover editio Lots of different stories about war told from a variety of perspectives Some of the authors are writing from ideas they got from family that experiences these wars They don t all have happy endings but they do a great job of showing perspective The author wanted to do this book because she says that people avoid talking about war with children but even though they won t talk about it it still affects children in a serious way On Tidy Endings different stories about war told from a variety of perspectives Some of the authors are writing from ideas they got from family that experiences these wars They Flat World Navigation don t all have happy endings but they A House of My Own Stories from My Life do a great job of showing perspective The author wanted to Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, do this book because she says that people avoid talking about war with children but even though they won t talk about it it still affects children in a serious way


10 thoughts on “Shattered Stories of Children and War

  1. says:

    Name Kim DenikerAPA Citation Armstrong J 2002 Shattered Stories of children and war New York Dell Laurel LeafGenre Short StoriesLiterary Prizes and Awards include Book Links 312004; Publisher’s Weekly 1212002; Booklist 12152001; School Libra

  2. says:

    I've said it once and I'll say it again there are simply just not enough people who care about people people living every day of their lives as a battle for survivalI don't begrudge everyone; there are also some who are just as hopeless on their own But it's the well off society that doesn't even turn on the news station that infuriates meAnyone that can do at least something should do it My family donates r

  3. says:

    I really wanted to like this but the stories were so badly written I had a very hard time getting into any of them because I had no idea what was really going on The writer should have written a little history on the perso

  4. says:

    A collection of stories involving various different cultures and war time periods Some have potential to spark middle school discussions related to global citizenship and euality Some are too dark and depressing for whole class use For interested students they may enjoy these mature stories that present them with much to ponder about our hu

  5. says:

    War doesn't care Man woman or child; innocent or guilty War affects effects everyone and no one comes out better These stories focus o

  6. says:

    A diverse collection of short stories about war and the effects and interpretations kids pull from current events of their time period Between what parents think is best for their children's safety and best for their beliefs children are usually in the middle It was a nice solid collection of stories from both the United States and

  7. says:

    I read this for our book club this month I started reading another one and just couldn't handle it This one grabbed me from the first page Each story is about children and how they face an aspect of war Running a long the bottom of each page is a bold line of text connecting the story to a historical fact about

  8. says:

    This book wasn't uite what I expected but it was interesting to read Instead of taking the dramatic stance of all the stories having to do with

  9. says:

    Lots of different stories about war told from a variety of perspectives Some of the authors are writing from ideas they got from family that experiences these wars They don't all have happy endings but they do a

  10. says:

    They are not children any but their recollections are vivid However there is a lot out there to read now and I think this

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