My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary by Nadja HalilbegovichMy Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary by Nadja Halilbegovich

My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo Diary

byNadja Halilbegovich

Paperback | February 1, 2008

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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...
Title:My Childhood Under Fire: A Sarajevo DiaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8 × 5 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2008Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554532671

ISBN - 13:9781554532674

Appropriate for ages: 10


Editorial Reviews

This book keeps readers entranced as they learn of the horror, savagery and cruelty that took place during the war.-Canadian Children's Book News