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Stolen Voices : Young People's War Diaries from World War One 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 peopleZlata 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 291 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0143038710
  • 9780143038719
  • 104,083

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One of Zlatas gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") One of Zlataas gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") One of Zlata s gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. ("San Francisco Chronicle") One of Zlata's gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. (San Francisco Chronicle)
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About Zlata Filipovic

Zlata Filipovic wrote her diary between September 1991 and October 1993. Following its publication, she was awarded the Special Child of Courage Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. She and her family left Sarajevo in December of 1993, and used the proceeds from the book to launch a charity for child victims of the Bosnian war.
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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
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