childhood and youth

Island Treasures: Growing Up in Cuba

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The author of My Name Is MarĂ­a Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

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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