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Child soldiers

Author: Candice Mancini
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Global viewpoints.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English
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A collection of essays that provides varying perspective on child soldiers, discussing their presence in Uganda, Mozambique, and Colombia; how they are treated by the United States after being captured; the causes and effects of children in combat; efforts to end their use; and life after combat.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candice Mancini
ISBN: 9780737748390 0737748397 9780737748406 0737748400
OCLC Number: 441154109
Description: 209 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Child soldiers are found throughout the world / Mirjana Rakela --
In Uganda, the child soldier situation has reached crisis status / Namrita Talwar --
In Mozambique, children are exploited as the perfect weapon / Jeffrey Gettleman --
Colombian peace is challenged by an abundance of child soldiers / Charles Geisler and Niousha Roshani --
The United States treats captured child soldiers as if they are criminals / Vincent J. Curtis --
Young girls are soldiers, too / Susan McKay --
Threats and promises entice children to war / P.W. Singer --
Democratic Republic of the Congo's forgotten children of conflict / Anushka Asthana --
Modern child soldiers have unique health concerns / J. Pearn --
Former child soldiers benefit from indigenous cultural practices of healing / Zulfiya Tursunova --
Colombia's child soldiers join rebels to escape poverty / Helen Murphy --
In Iraq, child soldiers want to be martyrs / Toby Harnden --
International efforts to combat child soldiers are not enough / UN General Assembly, Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Affairs Committee --
Africa must stop recruiting children to war / Ernest Harsch --
British Relief Organization offers aid to children affected by war in Sierra Leone / Lindsay Clydesdale --
In Mozambique, Save the Children helps child soldiers heal / Wray Herbert --
Despite international efforts, child soldiers continue to be used in battle / Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers --
Former Cambodian child soldier finds solace in writing / Susan Mansfield --
Former Ugandan child soldier helps others experience childhood / Edd McCracken --
Former child soldier from Democratic Republic of the Congo now works as a carpenter / Bent Jorgen Perlmutt --
Former child soldier from Sierra Leone is now author and child rights advocate / Naveed Malik, interviewing Ishmael Beah.
Series Title: Global viewpoints.
Responsibility: Candice Mancini, book editor.

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A collection of essays that provides varying perspective on child soldiers, discussing their presence in Uganda, Mozambique, and Colombia; how they are treated by the United States after being captured; the causes and effects of children in combat; efforts to end their use; and life after combat.

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