Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War MG
This is a awesome retelling of the story of Michel Chikwanine's boyhood. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, his first real experience with his countries civil war was when he was five years old and was kidnapped and forced to be a child soldier, and do things no child or adult should ever have to do. He did manage to escape and make it back home. Michel's father was a political activist who had troubles too, most of the family finally fled to a refugee camp. From there Michel, his mother and one of his sisters finally fled to Canada, later another of Michel's sisters was able to join them. This book is Michel's retelling of his life with wonderful, colorful, illustrations, so all children can understand the problems that other children face in other parts of the world.