Children growing up with war (#0936GP7)

by Matthews, Jenny

5 reviews & awards | 4 full-text reviews

Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2014
Price: USD 16.65
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
Dewey: 303.6; Audience: Middle School; Reading Level: 6.7
AR 7 MG 2 170750EN; LEX 1030L; F&P Y
From the publisher: Age 10
From Kirkus: Ages 10-14; SLJ: Gr 5-Up; read the full-text reviews


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Includes bibliographical references (page 47) and index. Provides a candid look at young lives upended by violence and strife around the world, including such nations as Rwanda, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.

From the Publisher
Through personal narrative and candid photographs, a photojournalist chronicles young lives upended by violence and strife.

The right to adequate nutrition and medical care.
The right to free education.
The right to a name and nationality.
The right to affection, love, and understanding.

In conflict zones around the world, children are denied these and other basic rights. Follow photographer Jenny Matthews into refugee camps, overcrowded cities, damaged villages, clinics, and support centers where children and their families live, work, play, learn, heal, and try to survive the devastating impact of war. This moving book depicts the resilience and resourcefulness of young people who, though heavily impacted by the ravages of war, search for a better future for themselves, their families, and their cultures.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Edition: First U.S. edition 2014.
  • Dewey: 303.6
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-6942-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-6942-3
  • Follett Number: 0936GP7
  • Reading Level: 6.7
  • Audience: Middle School
  • Age: 10
  • Kirkus: Ages 10-14
  • School Library Journal: Gr 5-Up
  • ATOS Book Level: 7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 170750EN
  • Lexile: 1030L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Y

Reviews & Awards
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 11/01/14
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews, 09/15/14
  • Library Media Connection, 03/01/15
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2015)
Emphasizing mainly Middle Eastern and African countries, photojournalist Matthews juxtaposes photographs (many posed) and case studies to introduce in each chapter a different way that sustained warfare affects children. The emotional images meaningfully capture living conditions; children's quotes particularize the content. "Photographer's Perspective" sections introduce the role of the photojournalist as a secondary topic. "Main Conflicts" summary is appended. Websites. Glos., ind.

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