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Stolen Voices: Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

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From the author of the international bestseller Zlata's Diary comes a haunting testament to how war's brutality affects the lives of young people.

Zlata Filipovic's diary of her harrowing war experiences in the Balkans, published in 1993, made her a globally recognized spokesperson for children affected by military conflict. In Stolen Voices, she and co-editor Melanie Challenger have gathered fifteen diaries of young people coping with war, from World War I to the struggle in Iraq that continues today. Profoundly affecting testimonies of shattered youth and the gritty particulars of war in the tradition of Anne Frank, this extraordinary collection — the first of its kind — is sure to leave a lasting impression on young and old readers alike.

Review:

"This inspiring collection of children's war diaries provides a compelling window into life during conflict. Heartfelt voices detail the fear, longing, hatred and angst we associate with war, but also the banality of daily life, as the 14 authors struggle to interpret their changing societies and cling to normalcy. Russian Nina Kosterina, aged 15 at the outbreak of WWII, describes the desire she feels for a boy in her class as she grapples with a decision to defend her state. At the same time, Austrian Jew Inge Pollack, who was separated from her parents at age 12, writes of homesickness and her burgeoning love for her foster father. Filipovic, aged 11 when the war in the Balkans broke out, describes playing dressup in the one room available to her, amid the perils of sniper fire and without electricity or water. Through these myriad voices, Filipovic and Challenger create a gripping historical narrative whereby war stories are told not through facts and dates but through the honest impressions of youth. Many of the diarists have not survived, but we are fortunate that their storiesmany previously unpublished still remain." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"This inspiring collection of children's war diaries provides a compelling window into life during conflict. Heartfelt voices detail the fear, longing, hatred and angst we associate with war, but also the banality of daily life, as the 14 authors struggle to interpret their changing societies and cling to normalcy. Russian Nina Kosterina, aged 15 at the outbreak of WWII, describes the desire she feels for a boy in her class as she grapples with a decision to defend her state. At the same time, Austrian Jew Inge Pollack, who was separated from her parents at age 12, writes of homesickness and her burgeoning love for her foster father. Filipovic, aged 11 when the war in the Balkans broke out, describes playing dressup in the one room available to her, amid the perils of sniper fire and without electricity or water. Through these myriad voices, Filipovic and Challenger create a gripping historical narrative whereby war stories are told not through facts and dates but through the honest impressions of youth. Many of the diarists have not survived, but we are fortunate that their stories — many previously unpublished — still remain." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Most of the diaries...show young people trapped in camps, ghettos, and prisons; we share their losses as they cope with their circumstances....The book is arranged chronologically but holds power no matter in what order the pieces are read." Library Journal

Review:

"Each entry is framed by a brief historical introduction and an afterword. Anne Frank is everywhere as inspiration, and, like her Diary, the power of these unforgettable pieces is in the close-up details of everyday life in crisis, fragments of war that raise elemental connections." Booklist

Synopsis:

From the author of the international bestseller Zlataandrsquo;s Diary comes a haunting testament to how warandrsquo;s brutality affects the lives of young people

Zlata Filipovicandrsquo;s diary of her harrowing war experiences in the Balkans, published in 1993, made her a globally recognized spokesperson for children affected by military conflict. In Stolen Voices, she and co-editor Melanie Challenger have gathered fifteen diaries of young people coping with war, from World War I to the struggle in Iraq that continues today. Profoundly affecting testimonies of shattered youth and the gritty particulars of war in the tradition of Anne Frank, this extraordinary collectionandmdash; the first of its kindandmdash;is sure to leave a lasting impression on young and old readers alike.

Synopsis:

From the author of the international bestseller "Zlata's Diary" comes a haunting testament to how war's brutality affects the lives of young people, spanning from World War I to the war in Iraq that continues today.

About the Author

Zlata Filipovic's bestselling diary of wartime Bosnia has been translated into thirty-six languages. She attended Oxford University and Trinity College, Dublin, and has spoken around the world about her experiences.

Melanie Challenger, a graduate of Oxford University, was the recipient in 2005 of the Society of Authors' Eric Gregory Award for poetry.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction by Zlata Filipovic

Introduction by Melanie Challenger

World War I, 1914-18

Piete Kuhr, Germany, 1914-18 (12-16 years old)

World War II, 1939-45

Nina Kosterina, Russia, 1936-41 (15-20 years old)

Inge Pollak, Austria/United Kingdom, 1939-42 (12-15 years old)

William Wilson, New Zealand, 1941 (21 years old)

Hans Stauder, Germany, 1941 (21 years old)

Sheila Allan, Singapore, 1941-45 (17-21 years old)

Stanley Hayami, United States, 1942-44 (17-19 years old)

Holocaust, 1939-45

Yitskhok Rudashevski, Lithuania, 1940-42 (13-15 years old)

Clara Schwarz, Poland, 1942-44 (15-17 years old)

Vietnam War, 1964-73

Ed Blanco, United States, 1967-68 (19-20 years old)

Balkans War, 1991-95

Zlata Filipovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991-93 (11-13 years old)

Second Intifada, 2000-

Shiran Zelikovich, Israel, 2002 (15 years old)

Mary Masrieh Hazboun, Palestine, 2002-4 (17-19 years old)

Iraq War, 2003-

Hoda Thamir Jehad, Iraq, 2003-4 (18-19 years old)

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038719
Author:
Filipovic, Zlata
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Foreword by:
Otunnu, Olara A.
Foreword:
Otunnu, Olara A.
Editor:
Challenger, Melanie
Author:
Challenger, Melanie
Author:
Otunnu, Olara A.
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Youth
Subject:
Childhood Memoir
Subject:
Children and war
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-page color photo insert
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.46x5.49x.75 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
03-UP

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Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » 20th Century
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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This inspiring collection of children's war diaries provides a compelling window into life during conflict. Heartfelt voices detail the fear, longing, hatred and angst we associate with war, but also the banality of daily life, as the 14 authors struggle to interpret their changing societies and cling to normalcy. Russian Nina Kosterina, aged 15 at the outbreak of WWII, describes the desire she feels for a boy in her class as she grapples with a decision to defend her state. At the same time, Austrian Jew Inge Pollack, who was separated from her parents at age 12, writes of homesickness and her burgeoning love for her foster father. Filipovic, aged 11 when the war in the Balkans broke out, describes playing dressup in the one room available to her, amid the perils of sniper fire and without electricity or water. Through these myriad voices, Filipovic and Challenger create a gripping historical narrative whereby war stories are told not through facts and dates but through the honest impressions of youth. Many of the diarists have not survived, but we are fortunate that their storiesmany previously unpublished still remain." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This inspiring collection of children's war diaries provides a compelling window into life during conflict. Heartfelt voices detail the fear, longing, hatred and angst we associate with war, but also the banality of daily life, as the 14 authors struggle to interpret their changing societies and cling to normalcy. Russian Nina Kosterina, aged 15 at the outbreak of WWII, describes the desire she feels for a boy in her class as she grapples with a decision to defend her state. At the same time, Austrian Jew Inge Pollack, who was separated from her parents at age 12, writes of homesickness and her burgeoning love for her foster father. Filipovic, aged 11 when the war in the Balkans broke out, describes playing dressup in the one room available to her, amid the perils of sniper fire and without electricity or water. Through these myriad voices, Filipovic and Challenger create a gripping historical narrative whereby war stories are told not through facts and dates but through the honest impressions of youth. Many of the diarists have not survived, but we are fortunate that their stories — many previously unpublished — still remain." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Most of the diaries...show young people trapped in camps, ghettos, and prisons; we share their losses as they cope with their circumstances....The book is arranged chronologically but holds power no matter in what order the pieces are read."
"Review" by , "Each entry is framed by a brief historical introduction and an afterword. Anne Frank is everywhere as inspiration, and, like her Diary, the power of these unforgettable pieces is in the close-up details of everyday life in crisis, fragments of war that raise elemental connections."
"Synopsis" by ,
From the author of the international bestseller Zlataandrsquo;s Diary comes a haunting testament to how warandrsquo;s brutality affects the lives of young people

Zlata Filipovicandrsquo;s diary of her harrowing war experiences in the Balkans, published in 1993, made her a globally recognized spokesperson for children affected by military conflict. In Stolen Voices, she and co-editor Melanie Challenger have gathered fifteen diaries of young people coping with war, from World War I to the struggle in Iraq that continues today. Profoundly affecting testimonies of shattered youth and the gritty particulars of war in the tradition of Anne Frank, this extraordinary collectionandmdash; the first of its kindandmdash;is sure to leave a lasting impression on young and old readers alike.

"Synopsis" by , From the author of the international bestseller "Zlata's Diary" comes a haunting testament to how war's brutality affects the lives of young people, spanning from World War I to the war in Iraq that continues today.
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