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Product DetailsWar Brothers by Sharon McKay

I recently had the opportunity to hear L. Gen  Romeo Dallaire speak at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference and it was one of the most powerful and thought-provoking speeches that I have ever heard.  The plight of the over 300,000 child soldiers in the world today is heart-wrenching and profoundly evil. One of the books in the OLA’s Red Maple Reading program deals with this subject in a way that middle school students can understand. Teachers have been telling me that they have been using this book as a read aloud in their classrooms and the students are listening intently. The students are incredulous that this situation is happening today and the doors to discussion are opened.

One Response to ~ Library News ~

  1. Brenda Turl says:

    I thought this was one of the most powerful books I have read.
    Presently, I am reading it to a grade 7-8 class. During the first few chapters of the book they were a bit fidgety but once I started on the chapter where the school was attacked and the boys were kidnapped, you could have heard a pin drop! They are really “into” the book now. I will be interested in hearing their views at the end of the book.

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