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Children and War

Bergner, Daniel. In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa. New York: Picador, 2004. DT516.826 .B47 2004

Boothby, Neil, Alison Strang, and Michael G. Wessells, eds. A World Turned Upside Down: Social Ecological Approaches to Children in War Zones. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, Inc., 2006. HQ784.W3 W67 2006

Brett, Rachel, and Irma Specht. Young Soldiers: Why they Choose to Fight. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2004. UB416 .B74 2004

Briggs, Jimmie. Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War. New York: Basic, 2005.
UB418.C45 B754 2005

Children and Armed Conflict. Prod. Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict. UNICEF, 2007. 26 May 2008 http://www.un.org/children/conflict/english/videos.htm.
Ishmael Beah narrates this video to mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark United Nations report by Graça Machel, Impact of Armed Conflict on Children.
(Streaming Video, 6:39)

Boyden, Jo, and Joanna de Berry. Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement Studies in Forced Migration. Vol. 14. New York: Berghahn, 2004. HQ784.W3 C535 2004

Human Rights Watch. Child Soldiers. 29 June 2008 http://hrw.org/campaigns/crp/index.htm.

Invisible Children. Dir. Russell, Jason, Bobby Bailey, and Laren Poole. . Prod.Anonymous El Cajon, CA: Invisible Children and People Like You, 2006. DT433.223 .I58 2006
In Uganda's long-lasting civil war, many children have been abducted to be trained as child soldiers. This film documents the children's life and general social conditions in Uganda in 2003. (DVD, 55 min.)

Invisible Children - Movement. 1 July 2008 https://invisiblechildren.com/challenge/.
A website to continue support and aid to the children in Uganda.

Jal, Emmanuel. War Child: A Child Soldier's Story. New York: St. Martin's Press: 2009.  DT 157.672 .J35 2009

Kan, Paul Rexton, and Army War University (U.S.). Drug Intoxicated Irregular Fighters. Carlisle, PA: Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War University, 2008. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS92078.

Lord's Children - Map: Child Soldiers Fighting Around the World. Wide Angle, PBS. 4 Aug. 2008 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/wideangle/episodes/lords-children/map-child-soldiers-fighting-around-the-world/2097/.

Lost Boys of Sudan.Dir. Mylan, Megan and Jon Shenk. Alexandria, VA:
POV, PBS, 2004. E184.S77 L6 2004
Follows two Sudanese refugees on a journey from Africa to America. Orphaned as young boys in one of Africa's cruelest civil wars, Peter Dut and Santino Chuor survived lion attacks and militia gunfire to reach a refugee camp in Kenya along with thousands of other children. From there, they were chosen to come to America. Safe at last from physical danger and hunger, a world away from home, they find themselves confronted with the abundance and alienation of contemporary American suburbia. (2 DVDs, 87 & 55 min.)

Machel, Graça. Impact of Armed Conflict on Children: Report of Graça Machel, Expert of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (Selected Highlights). UNICEF. 26 May 2008 http://www.un.org/rights/introduc.htm#contents.

London, Charles. One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. New York: HarperPerennial, 2007. HQ784.W3 L65 2007

Machel Graça. Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Children: Impact of Armed Conflict on the Rights of Children. United Nations General Assembly. 2 July 2008 http://www.un.org/rights/introduc.htm.
Selected Highlights from the 1996 report.

Pham, John-Peter. Child Soldiers, Adult Interests: The Global Dimensions of the Sierra Leonean Tragedy. New York: Nova Science, 2005. DT516.5 .P47 2005

---. The Sierra Leonean Tragedy: History and Global Dimensions. New York: Nova Science, 2006. DT516.826 .P47 2006

Rosen, David M. Armies of the Young: Child Soldiers in War and Terrorism The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 2005. UB416 .R67 2005

United States. Cong. Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights, and International Operations of the Committee on International Relations 109th Congress, 2nd Sess: Hearing. The Endangered Children of Northern Uganda: Hearing. Washington: G.P.O, 2006. http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS73676.

United States. Senate. Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary. 110th Congress, 1st Sess. Casualties of War: Child Soldiers and the Law: Hearing. Washington: G.P.O, 2007. 4 Aug. 2008 http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS88879.

Wessells, Michael G. Child Soldier: From Violence to Protection. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2006. UB416 .W47 2006

Wickersham, John T., and Kathleen Gorman, eds. Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 2006.
E569.5 1st .W53 2006

Will You Listen? Young Voices from Combat Zones.
United Nations. 2007. 26 May 2008
This Companion to the 10 year Machel Strategic Review compiles the views and recommendations of some 1,700 children and young people in 92 countries. Their thoughts and ideas were collected as a key contribution to the Review through a series of focus group discussions and an online questionnaire. Focus group discussions were conducted by UNICEF, UNFPA and NGO partners in 18 countries, and involved approximately 1385 participants in 125 focus groups.