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