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    DescriptionZlata Filipovic was given a diary shortly before her tenth birthday and began to write in it regularly. She was an ordinary, if unusually intelligent and articulate little girl, and her preoccupations include whether or not to join the Madonna fan club, her piano lessons, her friends andher new skis. But the distant murmur of war draws closer to her Sarajevo home. Her father starts to wear military uniform and her friends begin to leave the city. One day, school is closed and the next day bombardments begin. The pathos and power of Zlata's diary comes from watching the destruction of a childhood. Her circle of friends is increasingly replaced by international journalists who come to hear of this little girl's courage and resilience. But the reality is that, as they fly off with the latest story of Zlata, she remains behind, writing her deepest feelings to 'Mimmy', her diary, and her last remaining friend.


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    Title
    Zlata's Diary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Zlata Filipovic, Translated by Christina Pribichevich-Zoric, Introduction by Krishnan Ghuru-Murphy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 181 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 132 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140374636
    ISBN 10: 0140374639
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC E4L: NF9+
    BIC subject category V2: YNH
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    Libri: B-130
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D5N79
    DC22: B
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVWYB
    Libri: B-085
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    BIC subject category V2: YNJ
    DC21: 949.7024092
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVWYB, 5AK
    Thema V1.0: YNH, YNJ
    Illustrations note
    illustrations facisms., portraits
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    06 January 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Zlata Filipovic was born in 1980. From 1991 to 1993 she wrote in her diary of her experiences living during the war in Sarajevo. Zlata escaped in 1993 and went to St Andrews College in Dublin, and then to Oxford University where she graduated in 2001 with a degree in Human Sciences.
    Review quote
    The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevo?s] recent history. ("USA Today") Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict... One of Zlata's gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle")
    Review text
    Originally published in Croat by UNICEF, this is the wartime diary of a Sarajevo girl who has since moved to Paris. Zlata began keeping her diary at the age of 11, nearly eight months before the shelling of Sarajevo began. A chronicle that begins in September 1991 with Zlata buying school supplies is forced, by March 1993, to reckon with the fact that all "the schools near me are either unusable or full of refugees." Zlata's voice, understandably, has difficulty maturing at a pace demanded by the events it records, and some passages communicate more bathos than outrage or insight. But that's history's fault, not Zlata's. (Kirkus Reviews)