Category: War

Child Soldier

There is an ironic page in Child Soldier showing the narrator/protagonist, Michel Chikwanine, riding his Canadian school bus, living in two worlds at one time. The students around him are complaining about things privileged Western kids complain about: parents, phones,…

Review: Listen, Slowly by Thanhhà Lai

With her first novel for young readers (Inside Out and Back Again, HarperCollins 2011), Thanhhà Lai captured in verse one child’s experience adjusting to life in Alabama after leaving Vietnam. In Listen, Slowly, Lai explores the experience of Mai (Mia at…

Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence

Secular parents interested in enlightening their young readers (the book is aimed at children age 4 to 8, though it’s somewhat text-heavy, and high concept) about world religions may like this informative and colorful book about the ancient-era spiritual leader…