Book review: Child Soldier, by Michael Chikwanine and Jessica Dee Humphreys, illustrated by Claudia Davila

Chikwanine, Michael and Humphreys, Jessica Dee. Child Soldier : When Boys and Girls are Used in War. Illustrated by Claudia Davila. Kids Can Press, 2015. 47 pgs. $17.95. ISBN:978-1-77138-126-0. Gr. 5+. P8 Q9

Humphreys Child SoldierWOW! WOW! WOW! This story is told from events that took place in the author’s, Michael Chikwanine, life when he was kidnapped with other students from his school, one night after school, and forced to become a child soldier. Michael’s frightening experience from capture to his escape are brought into a clearer perspective in this graphic memoir by the realistic illustrations of Claudia Davila. At the end of the book more details of Michael’s life are included.

October 2015 review by Carol Bernardi.


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