Explores the manipulation and exploitation of children as soldiers throughout the world, including Uganda, Mozambique and Colombia. Examines the threats and enticements used to recruit children and the long-term impact on their lives, with personal accounts of several former child soldiers. Also discusses efforts on the part of several international organizations to eliminate the practice and provide help and healing to victimized children.
"Gale imprint Greenhaven Press has a hot new print reference series to check out. Appropriate for high schoolers and general readers, the ?Global Viewpoints? series contains news and magazine articles, authoritative essays, and primary-source documents and will grow by eight to ten per year."
-- Library Journal, March 15, 2009
Price: US $27.95