Child Soldiers : From Violence to Protection, Paperback Book

Child Soldiers : From Violence to Protection Paperback

Description

Compelling and humane, this book reveals the lives of the 300,000 child soldiers around the world, challenging stereotypes of them as predators or a lost generation.

Kidnapped or lured by the promise of food, protection, revenge, or a better life, children serve not only as combatants but as porters, spies, human land mine detectors, and sexual slaves.

Nearly one-third are girls, and Michael Wessells movingly reveals the particular dangers they face from pregnancy, childbirth complications, and the rejection they and their babies encounter in their local contexts.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 302 pages, 9 halftones
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Age groups: children
  • ISBN: 9780674032552

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