Children Growing Up with War by Jenny Matthews


Children Growing Up with War by Jenny Matthews

Winner of the 2015 Social Justice Literature Award for Nonfiction Chapter Book and 2015 MEOC Middle East Book Award for Youth Non-Fiction. Journey to some of the world's conflict zones through the camera lens of photojournalist Jenny Matthews, as she captures the impact war has on children and their families. This book takes a very personal approach as Jenny recalls some of her most memorable assignments, and the people and children she encountered along the way. The book features photographs with a human and environmental message from some of the world's war-torn hotspots - with a focus on children. The photographs are structured around key themes relating to children's lives and their rights. The supporting text voices Jenny's reactions to what she has seen and gives information about how children have been affected by war in specific conflicts. It also relates the background to wars and conflicts, case studies, key child-related facts, a map and website links.


A truly personal look at war and the effect it has on children... a book to make you ponder, excellently written and presented. Parents in Touch Captures the impact war has on children and their families... offers an in to talking about a wide variety of topics. Peters Gazette This important book gives young readers a comprehensive overview of the struggle and conflict facing so many countries in the world today. The information is clear, concise and engages the reader with the plight of those living in war-torn countries. Recommended Reads 2015

About the Author

Jenny Matthews is a highly regarded photojournalist who has worked in some of the most turbulent parts of the world. Her photographs regularly appear in national newspapers. Jenny is author of Women and War.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 10


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Publication date

8th September 2016



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