Child Soldiers : From Violence to Protection Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 302 pages, 9 halftones
- Publisher: Harvard University Press
- Publication Date: 06/03/2009
- Category: Age groups: children
- ISBN: 9780674032552