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by Sara Cameron

ePub Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children's Movement for Peace in Colombia download
Author:
Sara Cameron
ISBN13:
978-0439297219
ISBN:
0439297214
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Publisher:
Scholastic (September 1, 2001)
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Growing Up & Facts of Life
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1969 kb
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Out of war: True Stories from the Front Lines on the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia is a book written by Sara Cameron. This book theme is the war that took in Colombia between guerillas and the national government. It focuses on the lives of 9 teenagers/kids and how the war affects their lives.

This true story of The Children's Peace Movement of Columbia makes chilling reading, but it is also inspiring and enriching. Cameron's simple and eminently readable style allows the children to speak for themselves and she does not fall into the traps of sentimentality or open-mouthed wonder. She allows them to relate their experiences, their failures and successes, to tell of their feelings, their joys, their hopes and their fears, and, most of all, of their overwhelming wish to bring peace to this shattered country. My hat comes off to Sara Cameron for drawing the attention of the.

Introduction - Juan Elias: peace is the best revenge/18 - Farlis: the line between now and tomorrow/19 - Mayerly: after Milton/16 - Beto: falling in love with life/16 - Maritza: one foot in violence.

Introduction - Juan Elias: peace is the best revenge/18 - Farlis: the line between now and tomorrow/19 - Mayerly: after Milton/16 - Beto: falling in love with life/16 - Maritza: one foot in violence, one foot in peace/17 - Johemir: journeys far from home/16 - "Alberto": letters from the. Jungle/15 - Herminsul: a way of being free/15 - Wilfrido: saved from drowning/17 - Where are we now? Tells the true stories of nine young people who have experienced war and violence and now work for peace.

For over forty years, civil war has been a part of life in Colombia. Amid the ever-present violence, Colombia's children have waged a battle for peace in their. True Stories From The Front Lines Of The Children's Movement For Peace In Colombia.

True stories from the front lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia

True stories from the front lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia. Out of War is written for children 12 years and up. It tells the true stories of nine young people from Colombia who have experienced war and terrible violence, yet chose to work for peace and helped to create one of the strongest movements ever for peace in their country.

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This true story of The Children's Peace Movement of Columbia makes chilling reading, but it is also inspiring . This book also provides useful web sites to learn more about the children's movement for peace in Colombia

This true story of The Children's Peace Movement of Columbia makes chilling reading, but it is also inspiring and enriching. This book also provides useful web sites to learn more about the children's movement for peace in Colombia. Upon completing this book one is filled with pride for the bravery of the young in Colombia. But one is also saddened by the stark reality that the young suffer a great deal. Finally, this book promotes a greater awareness of the children's movement for peace but also drives home the fact that the young are defenseless to the harm of poverty and violence in Colombia.

Out of war. True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia. Many of them have had the chance to visit other countries as spokespeople for the Children’s Peace Movement, an unusual opportunity for some youngsters who normally could not have traveled past the boundaries of their own neighborhood.

Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement. Cameron, Sara (in co-operation with UNICEF). Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia. The Commission for Africa. Berghahn Books, 2004. Brett, Rachel; Specht, Irma.

Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines of the Children’s Movement for Peace in Colombia (Scholastic, 2001). Colombia (Blackbirch/Thomson Gale, 2006). Kohn, Michael, and others. Colombia, 4th ed. (Lonely Planet, 2006). Streissguth, Tom. Colombia in Pictures (Lerner, 2004). - Official nameRepública de Colombia (Republic of Colombia). Form of governmentunitary, multiparty republic with two legislative houses (Senate ; House of Representatives ). Head of state and governmentPresident: Iván Duque.

A powerful and inspirational collection of first-person narratives accompanied by black-and-white photographs details the experiences of nine young Columbians who witnessed violence and peace during the country's long civil conflict and who have banded together to join the Children's Movement for Peace.
  • This nonfiction book is a collection of personal accounts of nine children who took one look at their beloved war-torn Columbia, saw how it was affecting the people around them and their families, and walked down the path to the right to live in a peaceful environment.
    From each body comes a different voice, a different problem. Even though these nine children live in Columbia, each of them is affected, and how each child chooses to go about solving their problem is different. Some of these children face abuse by their parents or siblings, other face the travesties of watching a loved one being tortured to death by the local gangs.
    Through thick and thin these children fight for peace in their country. That's one of the things that make this book a good one. I think that it's really cool how all the children who were involved in the Children's Movement stood up for what they believed in, even though that they knew the dangers of trying to stand up to the dangerous rebels. That takes true courage for kids to take on a cause that involves a whole country.
    One of the things that I gained from this book is that I think that American news is drummed up a little too much. All channels like NBC 5 report about what is bad in America because it will sell, and when they report on something good like medicinal breakthroughs, the medicine has all the weird side effects that might possibly kill you. I thought that watching this at 10' o clock was depressing, but then in one child's section I read a description of the news. Basically it showed me how many people had been captured by the rebel gangs, the truly sad part was when the rebels allowed their prisoner's of war to speak on television. I would hate to see one of my loved ones on T.V talking about how he or she was safe, when I could sense that something was really wrong. I believe that is slightly worse then seeing a dead person's fuzzy picture on the news.
    Another thing that I gained from Out of War was that we should be grateful that we have a justice system, a constitution, and a police force to protect our government from being ruled by rebel gangs or power hungry dictators. We are also fortunate that our country's government isn't in such disarray like Columbia's.
    Do you know what barrio means? It means a district. At the beginning of the book when Juan was talking, I didn't know what that means. So I kept on reading it in context and finally looked it up. Barrio means district. Even though while I was reading the book I may have not know what the word meant, but when I looked it up in a Spanish dictionary, I felt as if Juan was trying to share his culture with me, not just writing to tell a story, but enrich people on their daily use of common words. When Maverly was using Spanish words, I felt I was walking right along side her as she told the story, actually looking through her eyes. Another thing interesting thing about the format was the aftermath written by Sara Cameron, who had taken her time to follow up on these children's lives. It was interesting to me to see how each kid had grown up and how they were still helping the movement in different ways.
    If you want to be informed about what is going on in Columbia, and how these nine children walked down the path to peace, then Out of War is the right book for you. Maybe it'll give you the idea to help out a war torn country in the future, or maybe give you the courage to fight against something you think is wrong and have a better solution.

  • This book confirms Colombia's intimate relationship with war. However, "Out of War; True Stories From the Front Lines," offers a frightening new dimension of the conflict. Author Sara Cameron documents the tragic lifes of young poor Colombians who are disgusted with the violence and seek to reduce the warfare by fostering a better understanding of peace.
    On the one hand, this book is uplifting. It is a sparkling display of courage. However, sprinkled throughout nearly each narrative is the reality that death is always present and that the violent actors still continue the pattern of killing unarmed civilians. The reality is so great that not one of the young poor adults that writes a testimony of how the conflict has impacted them dares to point a finger to whom is responsible for the murder and intimidation. All are careful to remain neutral and not trigger the anger of those responsible for the ruthless violence in Colombia.
    Hats off to Redepaz(Colombia's Peace Network),UNICEF, The Red Cross and the Catholic Church for nurturing peace among the young. This book also provides useful web sites to learn more about the children's movement for peace in Colombia. Upon completing this book one is filled with pride for the bravery of the young in Colombia. But one is also saddened by the stark reality that the young suffer a great deal. Finally, this book promotes a greater awareness of the children's movement for peace but also drives home the fact that the young are defenseless to the harm of poverty and violence in Colombia.

  • Fortunately I did not experience the terror of mass murder, rape and callous torture as a child. For the children of Columbia such experiences are an every day occurrence. The courage of the young people whose stories Cameron relates is extraordinary. How does an ordinary fifteen year old girl rise to become a leader of children in a mass movement to bring peace to a country where war is the norm? How do children as young as eleven overcome their anger and personal pain to tell their fellow sufferers that anger and revenge will not work as well as forgiveness and conciliation?

    This true story of The Children's Peace Movement of Columbia makes chilling reading, but it is also inspiring and enriching.

    Cameron's simple and eminently readable style allows the children to speak for themselves and she does not fall into the traps of sentimentality or open-mouthed wonder. She allows them to relate their experiences, their failures and successes, to tell of their feelings, their joys, their hopes and their fears, and, most of all, of their overwhelming wish to bring peace to this shattered country.
    My hat comes off to Sara Cameron for drawing the attention of the world to the work of these heroic children. I hope that her book will give them a platform from which they can continue to build the peace they so richly deserve.

  • Extremely interesting book.