byKathy Cook

Kobo ebook | October 2, 2007

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In October 1996, thirty Ugandan schoolgirls were abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army and disappeared into the bush of Northern Uganda. The girls were raped and tortured before being forced to become child soldiers and sex slaves. This was only one out of thousands of child kidnappings by merciless madman and rebel leader Joseph Kony. But for the battered civilians terrorized by rebel warfare and neglected by corrupt government, this was the breaking point. Something had to be done—the world needed to know and their girls needed to be brought home. Kathy Cook's one-on-one interviews with the surviving girls and their mothers make their fear, frustration, and suffering overwhelmingly real. With exceptional insight gained from on-location research, Cook gives us an authoritative account of how concerned parents, interfaith groups, politicians from Canada and the United States, and NGOs banded together in a struggle to rescue the girls and to mobilize a people, their country, and a global community. An emotionally charged retelling of a heartbreaking true story, Stolen Angels reminds us of the importance of faith, strength, and determination in the face of adversity.

Title:STOLEN ANGELS: THE KIDNAPPED GIRLS OF UGANDAFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 2, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143186469

ISBN - 13:9780143186465


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should be on Grade 10 World Issues Curriculum! What a profound effect this book would have in the hands of every Canadian student whose lives are so comfortable. Kathy Cook exposes a human rights tragedy hideous in its brutality...but even more appalling in that northern Uganda's victimization by the LRA for over 20 years does not even register on the Holocaust/Rwanda/Darfur....Never Again! radar. Bravo to the Aboke girls for their bravery in carrying on. Bravo to Cook for bearing witness. Now, "How can we help?" Try It's a start.
Date published: 2007-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible and Unbelievable This is an incredible book and had me hooked right from the start. I couldn't put it down. The story of the girls was unbelievable and very touching, but the story of the interfaith religious leaders and the mothers who banded together to rescue these girls and stop the war was so inspiring. Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, is a psychopath, and I found it hard to believe someone like him could wield such power. The book kept me hooked because of the drama of the girls as sex slaves and child soldiers fighting for a madman, but I also learned a lot about African politics, oil wars, and Western culpability in this war and others in Africa. I found myself thinking and dreaming about the people in this book for days after reading it. I recommend it highly, and know we have a responsibility to at least know that these horrors are happening in Africa. Read this book!
Date published: 2007-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an amazing book - the spirit and faith of these young girls had me in tears. This is a book that the world needs to pick up and read.
Date published: 2007-10-26