My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary

February 1, 2008|
My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary by Nadja Halilbegovich
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?Bombs are exploding all over the city. I hide my feelings from everyone, but I am drowning in despair. When will this war end? For how long will my life consist of the dead space between two explosions?? --- June 6, 1995

On the first day of the siege of Sarajevo, 12-year-old Nadja Halilbegovich''s life changed forever. In the face of constant tank and sniper fire, daily life in this beautiful, mountain-ringed city was suddenly full of fear. Without reliable electricity, water or medical supplies, the blockaded city ground to a halt. Nadja and her fellow citizens tried desperately to live normal lives while forced to scrounge for even the most basic necessities.

My Childhood Under Fire is Nadja''s diary of the years 1992-95. It is her personal account of becoming a teenager during wartime. It is also a monument to the thousands killed during the siege of Sarajevo and to the millions of children around the world who still live --- and die --- under fire.
Nadja Halilbegovich is a survivor of the war in Bosnia. She was twelve when the war began and throughout the war she wrote her diary. At the age of 14, she published her diary in the war-torn city of Sarajevo and became known as the Bosnian Anne Frank. She was wounded by a bombshell and still carries seven pieces of shrapnel in her leg...
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Title:My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:120 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:120 pages, 8 X 5 X 1 in
Published:February 1, 2008
Publisher:Kids Can Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:10
ISBN - 13:9781554532674

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