Yeny and the Children for Peace

  • Pages:118
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Series: A Kids' Power Book
  • Themes:kid activists, Colombian war, child refugee
  • Available:09/01/2008
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
Yeny and her family have escaped from the violence in their mountain village in Colombia. But still there are armed men who have kidnapped her uncle and bullies at school. Yeny and her friends organize a peace carnival and a national vote for peace.
Highly readable in style, authentic in detail and tough to put down. The fiction-based-on-fact approach, which uses a lively young character to whom preteens will easily relate, is a perfect way to engage interest and initiate discussion.
– CM Magazine
A moving story that will motivate children, highly recommended.
– Children's Bookwatch
Book of the Month on Paper Tigers website   | 2009  |  Commended