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Rwanda : a country torn apart
Bodnarchuk, Kari.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, [2000]

Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Describes the history of Rwanda's ethnic conflict between the Hutu and Tutsi tribes, and its continuing effect on the people of that country.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.9 5.0 4432.
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DT450.435 .B63 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The World in Conflict series gives readers an unbiased historical perspective on some of the major wars and conflicts recently in the news. Each volume aims to present a thorough picture of the people and groups involved in these conflicts, while also presenting those working to end them. World in Conflict is a wonderful supplement to current event classes. Supports the national curriculum standards Culture; Time, Continuity, and Change; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; and Global Connections as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.

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Gr. 7^-10. This small African country gained international attention in 1994 when a centuries-old conflict between Tutsis and Hutus erupted in civil war, leaving nearly one million dead and countless refugees. This World in Conflict title offers a thorough, multifaceted examination of Rwanda's complex social, ethnic, and political history and the continuing challenges in the war's aftermath. An introductory section discusses Rwanda's climate, geography, peoples, economy, and ethnic strife in general. Sidebars detail major political figures, the devastating effects of war, and notably, one Rwandan individual's story, which puts a human face on a group tragedy. The straightforward prose, while somewhat dry, offers an unbiased account of the events leading to war. Photos and maps, past and present, provide effective visual reference. For students and educators, this title offers important perspective on the tragedy of genocide, and war's impact on humans, the environment, the economy, and neighboring nations. Web sites, chronology, bibliography appended.--Shelle Rosenfeld