Stolen Voices

Young People's War Diaries, from World War I to Iraq

By Zlata Filipovic (Editor); Melanie Challenger (Editor); Olara A. Otunnu (Foreword by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143038719, 320pp.)

Publication Date: December 26, 2006

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Description

From the author of the international bestseller Zlata’s Diary comes a haunting testament to how war’s brutality affects the lives of young people

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.




About the Author

Zlata Filipovic wrote her diary between September 1991 and October 1993. Following its publication, she was awarded the Special Child of Courage Award by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. She and her family left Sarajevo in December of 1993, and used the proceeds from the book to launch a charity for child victims of the Bosnian war.




Praise For Stolen Voices

One of Zlata’s gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events. (San Francisco Chronicle)

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