Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143038719, 291pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Zlata 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.
Zlata Filipovic is the author of "Zlata's Diary," her account of life in Sarajevo during the war.
Melanie Challenger's first collection of poems, Galatea (Salt Publishing: 2006), received the Society of Authors' Eric Gregory Award and nomination for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection. She is Creative Fellow at the Centre for the Evolution of Cultural Diversity at University College London, and Associate Artist at Cambridge University's Institute of Astronomy. She lives in the Scottish highlands.
Otunnu is President of the International Peace Academy
One of Zlatas gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. (San Francisco Chronicle)