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Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War

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My name is Michel Chikwanine. the story you are about to read is true.

It's 1993, and the Democratic Republic of Congo is going through major political changes. Five-year-old Michel is playing with friends one day when, without warning, a group of rebel soldiers pulls up to the school grounds. Forced onto trucks, the frightened boys are taken to a camp in the hills. There they are thrust into a terrifying and violent world.

Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls are Used in War

The Tooth Mouse

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When the old Tooth Mouse announces that it is time to name her successor, Sophie, the small mouse who would NOT go to bed, desperately hopes to be chosen. The three tasks she is assigned are difficult and dangerous, and some of the other mice believe that she is just too little to succeed. At times, Sophie even doubts herself. But sometimes, the wisest answer really is the simplest one -- and sometimes the best mouse for the job just might be the very smallest one.

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AD580L
The Tooth Mouse

If the World Were a Village

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At this moment, there are 7 billion people on the planet! It's hard to picture so many people at one time - but what if we imagine the whole world as a village of just 100 people?

In this village:
21 people speak a Chinese dialect
10 earn less than two dollars a day
14 cannot read or write
45 have a television in their homes
47 do not always have enough to eat

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840L
If the World Were a Village

This Child, Every Child

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Children make up one-third of the world's population. But who are these 2.2 billion children and what are their lives like? Author David J. Smith's search for answers takes readers around the world to meet children of all ages, nationalities and religions.

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1020L
This Child, Every Child