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Author: Jennifer Armstrong
ISBN13: 978-0786265084
Title: Shattered: Stories of Children and War
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Language: English
Category: Literature and Fiction
Publisher: Thorndike Pr (June 10, 2004)
Pages: 201

Shattered: Stories of Children and War by Jennifer Armstrong



APA Citation: Armstrong, J. (2002). Shattered: Stories of children and war. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf. Genre: Short Stories. APA Citation: Armstrong, J. Best words in the whole book by Jennifer Armstrong: "The juxtaposition of youth and war haunts me. They say war isn't an appropriate subject for young people, and you know what? I agree.

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This book will make them realize that war does not influence just the men and women in the military. War influences the children of those in the military, and every person in this world, whether we know it or not. Читать весь отзыв. Jennifer Armstrong is the author of over 50 books for children from kindergarten through high school. Best known for writing historical fiction, she has also been successful in creating picture books, easy readers, chapter books, young adult novels, as well as nonfiction. Armstrong is the winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World. Many of her books have been designated as Notable Books by the American Library Association and the International Reading Association

A young Palestinian daughter flees to Jordan with her family during the Six-Day War in 1967.

For children who live in war times, whether they understand the issues or not, the future is precarious. According to the United Nations, armed conflicts now kill and maim more children than soldiers. Authors' notes at the end of the book allow contributors to give a little more of the personal history behind the stories. Ages 12 and older) -Emilie Coulter. see all 3 descriptions). Library descriptions.

Becoming mary mehan: two novels. Farewell to manzanar. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston. To Jennifer Armstrong, Reverend Frank Eiklor of Shalom International, Rabbi Haime Asa, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Father Karp of John Paul II Church, the United Jewish Appeal, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Also to my daughter Janina, son-in-law Gary Smith, grandchildren Ray and Robert, and to Larry, Lyn, and Josh Nantais for their continued love and help in my endeavor to bring togetherness among all people. I dedicate this book with love and respect to Irene.

Jennifer Mary Armstrong (born May 19, 1961) is an American children's writer known for both fiction and non-fiction. She was born in Waltham, Massachusetts, grew up outside of New York City, and now lives in Saratoga Springs, New York. She was formerly married to the author James Howard Kunstler. As an author who has utilized multiple types of narrative structures, Armstrong believes that.

SHATTERED : STORIES OF CHILDREN AND WAR New York : Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2003. IL 5-8, RL . ISBN 0440237653. Shattered’ contains twelve short stories, written by popular young adult authors, about how children are affected by war. A single line of text runs along the bottom of each story giving disturbing facts about either the war in that story or about children and war in general.

Shattered: Stories of Children and War by Dian Curtis Regan is one of the biggest issues in the . It's preety much the only thing we hear about the news. However, whether or not we realize this, we are not the only ones that are affected by war. Millions of children have been killed during wars, or have suffered either from injuries or loss of family, and are now orphans. Jennifer Armstrong talks about these issues and also gives examples of such events occuring in many of the different wars that have occured

There is the sense that they could be any war. Many issues are included, from refugees to children enlisting to war resistors to conscientious objectors to destruction of homes, and even two children's improved circumstances due to abandoned homes. related-Ibtisam Barakat, Marilyn Singer, Graham Salisbury, M. E. Kerr, Dian Curtis Regan, Lois Metzger, Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Suzanne Fisher Staples, Joseph Bruchac, Jennifer Armstrong, David Lubar, Gloria D. Miklowitz RL YA-adult.

As bullets ring and bombs are dropped, children watchâ?”mostly from the sidelines, but occasionally in the direct line of fire. Unaware of the political issues or power struggles behind the battle, all they know are the human, emotional consequences of this thing called war. This collection examines all of warâ?™s implications for young peopleâ?”from those caught in the line of fire to the children of the veterans of wars long past.Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Armstrong brings together 12 powerful voices in young people's literature to explore the realities of war from a child's perspective. The settings vary widelyâ?”the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, an attempted coup in Venezuela, the American Civil War, crisis in the Middle Eastâ?”but the effects are largely the same. In war, no life is ever left untouched. In war, lives are shattered.
Reviews: 5
Otrytrerl
I purchased this book for a class that I'm teaching in the fall. I'm excited because the book more than meets my needs for the group of high school students I will be teaching. I have not read the entire book yet, but I have already started selecting specific stories to share with my students as I have been reading.
Oveley
I really loved all the action and they also worked some humor into it as well. It also had a lot of cliff hangars which made it impossible to put down. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes books about war. It was a great reed and I loved the whole thing.
Zieryn
"Shattered: Stories of Children and War," edited by Jennifer Armstrong, is an anthology of 12 stories that deal with a common theme. To give a sense of the book, here are some brief introductions to some of the stories. "Shattered," by Marilyn Singer, shows how a brother and sister deal with the legacy of their father's Vietnam War service. "Bad Day for Baseball," by Graham Salisbury, looks at the experiences of a Japanese-American boy on the day Pearl Harbor is attacked. "I'll See You When This War is Over," by M.E. Kerr, is about a Quaker family during World War II. "Faizabad Harvest, 1980," by Suzanne Fisher Staples, follows the experiences of an Afghan family during the conflict between the mujahideen and invading Soviet forces; this is a particularly horrific portrait of war's impact upon a family and a community.

Also noteworthy: "Sounds of Thunder," by Joseph Bruchac, looks at the relationship between two Indian boy soldiers serving in the U.S. Civil War. "Golpe de Estado," by Dian Curtis Regan, is about an American family in Venezuela during that country's 1992 civil conflict. This is a particularly vivid account of being an outsider caught in the middle of another country's strife. Regan makes good use of her first-person narrator, and brings irony and a darkly satiric edge to the story.

The entire anthology is only 166 pages long. This makes for compact stories, but overall the authors have compressed some real power into these pages. Each story is accompanied by a crawling footnote that that contains supplemental information that is relevant to the story. It's an interesting and unusual feature that I appreciated. The book also includes brief notes on each contributor; all but one is identified as a U.S. resident. "Shattered" is a good example of fiction anthology with a tight focus. Editor Armstrong (who contributes a tale herself) has succeeded in crafting a rich and rewarding anthology that offers some compelling perspectives on a tragically perennial human activity.
Binar
by Dianna Hunter English, age 20
"The juxtaposition of youth and war haunts me. They say war isn't an appropriate subject for young people, and you know what? I agree. But war doesn't care. That's why I decided to put this book together." -Jennifer Armstrong
Shattered is a thoughtful and moving look at an all too timely topic: war. Editor Jennifer Armstrong has compiled a wide variety of short stories about the wartime experiences of children. A young Palestinian daughter flees to Jordan with her family during the Six-Day War in 1967. A young girl nicknamed Jacket helps hide her best friend's older brother when he is a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War. Lewis Bowman, a young Mohawk, fights with the Union army during the American Civil War. Zack struggles with his American background during a 1992 "golpe de estado" in Latin America. A family of children faces the devastating effects of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Two children struggle to find safety in Israel after surviving Auschwitz.
This book treats children's experiences with respect. Many of the authors speak from their own memories, and those authors writing fiction capture the intensity, the vulnerability, and the strength of childhood. I have to admit that at first the titled worried me. It is very easy to reduce children to their worst experiences and to neglect other aspects of their human identities so that their suffering is easier for others to process. However, this book's articulation of the perspective of children is honest, and for the most part it succeeds in being authentic. It is moving and, as it should be, troubling.
Given the reality of conflict that we currently face, it is vital to remember the devastation of war, and the destruction of life that is left in its wake. Children are not safeguarded from that violence. Armstrong has succeeded in creating a diverse, compassionate, and important look at children and war.
Beazerdred
Right now, war is one of the biggest issues in the U.S. It's preety much the only thing we hear about the news. However, whether or not we realize this, we are not the only ones that are affected by war. Millions of children have been killed during wars, or have suffered either from injuries or loss of family, and are now orphans. Jennifer Armstrong talks about these issues and also gives examples of such events occuring in many of the different wars that have occured. In some instances chidren hate the war, and in some they like it. Examine the different outcomes and ways that war has effected children's lived in "Shattered:Storied of children and war."