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I Dream of Peace: Images of War by Children of Former Yugoslavia

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Drawings and writings by children in Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia reflect their feelings about the war.
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published March 28th 1994 by United Nations
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Shelli
Apr 23, 2015 Shelli rated it really liked it
We can try and hide the horrible things that happen in the world from our children but they always know more than we wish. This book is filled with writing and drawing from young children who have experience war in their own backyards, where parents were unable to keep them from seeing the terrible things happening around them. The only negative I can say about this book was its lack of an explanation for why these things happened, how were they allowed to continue and for so long? Even a watere ...more
Daniel L.
Oct 04, 2013 Daniel L. rated it it was amazing
Dreams of Peace Amid the Nightmares of War and Genocide

In 1991, the airwaves were ringing with President George H. W. Bush's call to arms to stop an act of war... in Kuwait. At the time, we heard hardly a word of the genocide in the former Yugoslavia. Would the president only have had the opportunity to have heard the poignant voices in "I Dream of Peace." The title of this touching book comes from Aleksandar, a boy in Sarajevo, who was severely burned in an explosion. The saddest fact of twenti
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Liz
Apr 03, 2013 Liz rated it it was amazing
The pictures are eery. Our children know more than we think. The world has been at war so long it is easy to forget these children still need our help. I also think we are desensitized to an extent and we should discuss other country's in need.
Denise
Apr 15, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Children's drawings speak volumes.
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