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Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Social issues: war & conflict issues (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Dogchild

Dogchild

Author: Kevin Brooks Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2017

THE BREATHTAKING NEW NOVEL FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR KEVIN BROOKS Jeet was raised by a pack of wild dogs. Recaptured and `rehumanised', Jeet now lives with the last of his people in an ancient walled town in the vast expanse of the Deathlands, besieged by a much larger enemy clan. They are preparing for the final battle and it's Jeet's task to record the events. But Jeet is struggling to come to terms with his half-human, half-dog identity. Can the impending conflict, and his relationship with another rehumanised dogchild, shed any light on what it takes to be a survivor? Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of many acclaimed award-winning young adult novels, including Martyn Pig, Lucas, Kissing The Rain, The Road of the Dead, Black Rabbit Summer and iBoy. He now lives in North Yorkshire. The Bunker Diary won the CILIP Carnegie Medal in 2014.

The Fight Against War and Terrorism

The Fight Against War and Terrorism

Author: Jilly Hunt Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Explore beyond the headlines on the topics of war and terrorism, learning how these issues are treated in the news and how to separate truth from spin.

Peace Pen Pals Pack A of 4

Peace Pen Pals Pack A of 4

Author: Nick Hunter, Jim Pipe, Angela Royston Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/06/2017

If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This series looks at key areas of conflict around the globe and examines them from a new perspective in the form of letters written by two children, one on each side of the conflict. Through their eyes, the reader is able to examine the causes of the conflict, and how it affects daily life for the people living in these war-torn areas.

Hoping for Peace in Sudan

Hoping for Peace in Sudan

Author: Jim Pipe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Sudan over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One African Sudanese child is living in a refugee camp; the other child, who is Arabic Sudanese, is from a wealthy, educated family. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

Hoping for Peace in Iran

Hoping for Peace in Iran

Author: Jim Pipe Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Iran over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child is living in the United States; the other child is living in Iran. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

Hoping for Peace in Afghanistan

Hoping for Peace in Afghanistan

Author: Nick Hunter Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict in Afghanistan over the past ten years through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child, Kelly, is living in the United States; Fatimah is living in war-torn Afghanistan. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

Hoping for Peace in the Middle East

Hoping for Peace in the Middle East

Author: Angela Royston Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

If two children from both sides of a conflict could write to each other, what would they say? This hard-hitting but heartwarming book tells of war and confilict between the Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East over a period of time through the eyes of two fictional children who are corresponding by letter, as penpals. One child, Jacob, is an Israeli; the other child, Salma, is Palestinian. Discover the lives of ordinary people in a war-torn country and how conflict affects their daily lives.

Child Soldier: When boys and girls are used in war

Child Soldier: When boys and girls are used in war

Author: Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2016

Michel Chikwanine was only five-years-old when he was abducted from outside his school by rebel soldiers in The Democratic Republic of Congo. Child Soldier tells the story of his happy life before the abduction, his time with the rebel militia, his escape from their clutches and finally the worsening situation and growing unrest for Michel and his family and his eventual immigration to Canada with his mother. Despite his young age, Michel never gives up. It is his resilience and courage that helped him to stay alive during his time with the rebels. This is a legacy from his father, whose sense of compassion and integrity drove Michel to reject the rebels attempts to instil violence and hate, and have shaped Michel into the person he is today. As a young man, Michel now travels the world to inspire others to believe that their actions can make a difference. He is an accomplished public speaker and someone who's voice and story resonates with people all over the globe. Thankfully most children will never experience the brutal reality of being forced to take part in armed conflicts, in whatever role is imposed on them. But Michel's story serves as a reminder of how close to home this ongoing issue is. Africa may feel far away to a child living in the UK, but the reality is that young people in gangs across the world, who are made to commit crimes for adult leaders have more in common with Michel than they may realise. This book also examines in general how and why adults use children as expendable pawns in conflicts and provides the reader with advice on further information and what they can do to get involved. This book is aimed at children aged 10+, however it does contain some images that some readers may find difficult or distressing. The cartoon / graphic novel style of the book does contain images of violence, including guns, knives, dead bodies and other explicit scenes.

Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

Seeking Refuge: Ali's Story - A Journey from Afghanistan

Author: Andy Glynne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2015

Children's Choice Winner in the 0-7 catergory in the 2015 SLA Information Book Awards! This picture book tells the story of 10-year-old refugee Ali who, accompanied by his grandmother, flees his home country of Afghanistan to avoid the conflict caused by war. Told in Ali's own words, it documents the feelings of alienation, separation and suffering that war can place on immigrant children and their families, and the thread of hope that can help them overcome their ordeal. The BAFTA award-winning Seeking Refuge stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. These powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum and adjusting to life in new countries all over the world. The series of five books form an excellent cross-curricular resource that looks at asylum, war, separation and integration and what it is to be a refugee today making them ideal for tying into Refugee Week.

Refugees

Refugees

Author: Cara Acred Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2015

Terrorism

Terrorism

Author: Cara Acred Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/09/2015

Child Soldier: When boys and girls are used in war

Child Soldier: When boys and girls are used in war

Author: Jessica Dee Humphreys, Michel Chikwanine Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Michel Chikwanine was only five when he was abducted from outside his school by rebel soldiers in The Democratic Republic of Congo. In this thought-provoking graphic novel, Child Soldier depicts the story of his happy life before the abduction, his harrowing time with the rebel militia and his ultimate escape from their clutches to a new life in Canada. This book is aimed at readers aged 9+, however it does contain some images that some readers may find difficult or distressing. The cartoon / graphic novel style of the book does contain images of violence, including guns, knives, dead bodies and other explicit scenes.