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Child soldiers
Mancini, Candice, editor.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, [2010]

Physical Description:
209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Child soldiers are found throughout the world / In Uganda, the child soldier situation has reached crisis status / In Mozambique, children are exploited as the perfect weapon / Colombian peace is challenged by an abundance of child soldiers / United States treats captured child soldiers as if they are criminals / Young girls are soldiers, too / Threats and promises entice children to war / Democratic Republic of the Congo's forgotten children of conflict / Modern child soldiers have unique health concerns / Former child soldiers benefit from indigenous cultural practices of healing / Colombia's child soldiers join rebels to escape poverty / In Iraq, child soldiers want to be martyrs / International efforts to combat child soldiers are not enough / Africa must stop recruiting children to war / British Relief Organization offers aid to children affected by war in Sierra Leone / In Mozambique, Save the Children helps child soldiers heal / Despite international efforts, child soldiers continue to be used in battle / Former Cambodian child soldier finds solace in writing / Former Ugandan child soldier helps others experience childhood / Former child soldier from Democratic Republic of the Congo now works as a carpenter / Former child soldier from Sierra Leone is now author and child rights advocate
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