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That Mad Game

Growing Up In A Warzone

What's it like to grow up during war? To be a victim of violence or exiled from your homeland, culture, family, and even your own memories?

When America's talking heads talk about war, children and teenagers are often the forgotten part of the story. Yet who can forget images of the Vietnam "baby lift," when Amer-Asian children were flown out of Vietnam to be adopted by Americans? Who can forget the horror of learning that Iranian children were sent on suicide missions to clear landmines? Who wasn't captivated by stories of the "lost boys" of Sudan, traveling thousands of miles alone through the desert, seeking shelter and safety? From the cartel-terrorized streets of Juárez to the bombed-out cities of Bosnia to Afghanistan under the Taliban, from Nazi-occupied Holland to the middle-class American home of a Vietnam vet, this collection of personal and narrative essays explores both the universal and particular experiences of children and teenagers who came of age during a time of war.

J.L. Powers is the editor of Labor Pains and Birth Stories and the author of two young adult novels, most recently This Thing Called the Future, an alternative fantasy set in post-apartheid South Africa. She began collecting essays on children and war while pregnant with her first child and says, "The experience was both painful and uplifting, not unlike giving birth. The most memorable aspect of these essays is their stark portrayal of both survival and hope in the midst of incredible suffering."


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9781935955221


Format: Book
Summary: Seventeen wrenching accounts, most previously unpublished and either personal or based on interviews, from witnesses who as children or teenagers were caught up in wars or internecine violence.
Title: That mad game : growing up in a warzone : an anthology of essays from around the globe / edited by J.L. Powers.
Publisher Date: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2012.
Subject: Children and war -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 9781935955221 (alk. paper) 1935955225 (alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 303.66 Tha
Oclc: 756581213
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Bib Id: 419857

Format: Book
Summary: Seventeen wrenching accounts, most previously unpublished and either personal or based on interviews, from witnesses who as children or teenagers were caught up in wars or internecine violence.
Title: That mad game : growing up in a warzone : an anthology of essays from around the globe / edited by J.L. Powers.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: El Paso, TX : Cinco Puntos Press, c2012.
Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Children and war -- Teen literature.
Other Author: Powers, J. L. (Jessica Lynn), 1974-
Contents: A talib in love / by Qais Akbar Omar, Afghanistan -- No longer young / by Phillip Cole Manor, Vietnam -- Holland 1944-45 / by Elisabeth Breslav, The Netherlands -- Across the river / Nikolina Kulidz̆an, Bosnia -- Hand-me-down war stories / by Jerry Mathes, U.S. -- Left behind in El Salvador / by René Colato Laínez, El Salvador -- Ways of the Khmer Rouge / Peauladd Huy, Cambodia -- My war and his war / by Alia Yunis, Lebanon, Palestine, U.S. -- Our America / by Marnie Mueller, Japanese internment camps, U.S. -- Exiled to Gansu Province / by Xiaomei Lucas as told to Becky Powers, China -- Brass shells / by Aria Minu-Sepehr, Iran -- Half a continent, step by step / by Andie Miller, Rwanda, DRC, South Africa -- Statistical life / by David Yost, Burma, Thailand -- The light of Ghandi's lamp / by Hilary Kromberg Inglis, South Africa -- From fear to hope : raising our children in the world's most violent city / by Fito Avitia, Juárez, Mexico -- A separate escape : the chin of Burma & the unaccompanied refugee minor program / by Rebecca Henderson, Burma, Malaysia, U.S. -- Symphony No. 1 (in memoriam, Dresden, 1945) / by David Griffith, U.S., Iraq, Germany.
LCCN: 2012004315
ISBN: 9781935955221 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1935955225 (alk. paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 303.66 Tha