Childhood Regained (Paperback)

Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers

By Jodie Renner (Editor), Steve Hooley, Caroline Sciriha

Cobalt Books, 9780993700446, 276pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016



"Each well-researched story in Childhood Regained is told from the viewpoint of child workers, starting with the harsh realities of their lives and reaching hope-filled, satisfying conclusions. Young readers will be impacted by the unfamiliar worlds depicted in these transformative stories and may gain a new appreciation for all they have and a desire to help make a difference in the world. Highly recommended."

Karen Autio, award-winning author of books for young readers,

In South Asia, unnoticed by the rest of the world, children as young as five are forced to work long hours in mines, quarries, factories, brickyards, plantations, and on the streets.

Childhood Regained helps us get to know some of these children through fascinating stories. But these are Stories of Hope. Yes, there is hope. These twenty gripping stories and a poem are about children who, through resourcefulness, courage, and determination, manage to overcome their plight.

Educators and librarians: This collection of captivating fictional stories, told from the viewpoint of the children involved, is helping young people in developed countries gain awareness about the exploitation of their peers across the globe.

These stories will make an excellent addition to any social justice or international studies program, especially for students aged 12 to 16. And by purchasing this book and telling others about it, you will help make the light shine brighter for children in these difficult situations.

All net proceeds from book sales go to SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES.

Contributors: D. Ansing, Della Barrett, Hazel Bennett, Edward Branley, Fern G.Z. Carr, Tom Combs, Sanjay Deshmukh, E.M. Eastick, Peter Eichstaedt, Patricia Anne Elford, Lori Duffy Foster, Sarah Hausman, Barbara A. Hawley, Rayne Kaa Hedberg, Steve Hooley, Eileen Hopkins, Kym McNabney, Jodie Renner, Caroline Sciriha

Organized and edited by Jodie Renner