War 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.