Child Soldier: When Boys and Girls Are Used in War

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Powerful graphic-novel memoir offers hope, call to action.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

Painful but important

Wow, this is an amazing book if you're trying to introduce your child to difficult, even unimaginable topics. The main character is only 5 when he is a soldier, so I felt very confident sharing the story with my 10 year old. An important lesson in empathy, resilience, and why we need to care about people beyond our borders.

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