Girl of Kosovo
A child's perspective on war.
In 1998 the Serb military intensifies its efforts to expel Albanians from Kosovo. Ethnic cleansing forces many families to seek safety in the surrounding hills and mountains. The Kosovo Liberation Army fights back guerrilla style, struggling for an independent Kosovo. Some Albanian villagers support the freedom fighters. Others fear that armed...more
"In war, everyone is an enemy."
Death, maiming, and survival in the remnants of family; a young girl recounts her experience of the Kosovo War of the late nineties. NATO stepped in with bombing to end the violence against the Kosovar Albanians, and an international presence was ushered into Kosovo. Of course, the NATO intervention is still controversial, but to me it is a good thing that modern civilized nations will intervene in genocide. I realize that many may ...more
Albanians out of Kosovo. I know there are 2 sides to every story, and this author (who has worked with humanitarian organizations in Kosovo and based this story on a child she met while ...more
I've still got 1/4 left to finish, but it's very poignant and also a learning experience. I've learned more than I thought I would--and not as if ...more
1999, rural Kosovo. 11 year old Zana remembers when she used to play with her best friend Lena. But now times have changed and that means that Zana, an Albanian, and Lena, a Serb, aren't allowed to be friends anymore. Life becomes even more difficult when their village is attacked. After her father and two of her brothers are killed and Zana is badly injured in an attack Zana struggles to not allow hate to fill her heart and have hope for the future.
A story of survival and healing.
I would definitely use this book in my classroom. This book can teach history, hardships, war, struggles, but more ...more