One Day The Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War

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a wise and captivating story.
— Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Today, in violence-torn regions across the globe, 20 million children have been uprooted, orphaned, or injured by war, famine, and poverty. This is their story . . . and ours.

In this powerful and unforgettable book—by turns painful, funny, terrifying, and triumphant—Charles London takes us into the world of refugee children, celebrating their unique skills for survival and reflection. Their remarkable stories and drawings chill the blood and touch the heart, offering an indelible, first hand portrait of the war that rages beyond the headlines.

And profound and deeply moving journey into the minds of children who live with war...[London] shows us how these children maintain their humanity even when all hope seems lost. I thank him for this
— Ishmael Beah, author of A Long Way Gone