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Barakat, Ibtisam. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.



Summary: The author remembers her childhood in Ramallah and as a Palestinian refugee in the late 1960s.
Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier. New York: Sara Crichton, 2008.

Summary: Ishmael Beah describes his experiences after he was driven from his home by war in Sierra Leone and picked up by the government army at the age of thirteen, serving as a soldier for three years before being removed from fighting by UNICEF and eventually moving to the United States.
Berg, Mary. The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing Up in the Warsaw Ghetto. Oxford: Oneworld, 2007.

Summary: Presents diary entries from Mary Berg, which she began at the age of fifteen, and details her first-hand account of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and other horrors brought on by the Nazis during World War II, and describes how she was smuggled out of Warsaw along with her family.
Brace, Ernest C. A Code to Keep: The True Story of America’s Longest-held Civilian Prisoner of War in Vietnam. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Summary: The author shares the true story of how he was dishonorably discharged from the Marines five years after the Korean War, and how, in order to regain his honor, flew secret supply missions to Laos as part of a C.I.A. operation during the Vietnam War, was captured, and spent the next eight years in captivity.
Brecher, Elinor J. Schindler’s Legacy: True Stories of the List Survivors. New York: Plume Books, 1994.

Summary: Thirty individuals saved by Oskar Schindler tell of their personal experiences during World War II and what their lives are like today as survivors of the Holocaust.
Bstan-‘dzin-rgya-mtsho. Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of the Dalai Lama. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991.

Summary: The autobiography of the Dalai Lama who won the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.
Burnam, John C. A Soldier’s Best Friend: Scout Dogs and Their Handlers in the Vietnam War. New York: Union Square Press, 2008.

Summary: John Burnam chronicles his experiences serving as a scoutn dog handler in the 25th Infantry Division’s 44th Scout Dog Platoon with his canine partner, Clipper, during the Vietnam War.
Buzzell, Colby. My War: Killing Time in Iraq. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2005.

Summary: Presents the author's first-hand account of his tour of duty with the Army in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chang, Pang Mei. Bound Feet and Western Dress. New York: Anchor Books, 1996.



Summary: ells the story of the author's great-aunt Chang Yu-i, a woman who challenged Chinese tradition by refusing to have her feet bound, marrying and divorcing preeminent poet Hsu Chih-mo, and running the Shanghai Women's Savings Bank during the 1930s.
Chen, Da. China’s Son: Growing Up in the Cultural Revolution. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 2004.

Summary: Da Chen describes his experiences growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China during the 1960s, and details his life after he made the decision to drop out of school and join a street gang.
Chen, Da. Colors of the Mountain. New York: Anchor Books, 2001.

Summary: An autobiography of Da Chen, who describes how he and his family survived the Cultural Revolution in China.
Chen, Da. Sounds of the River: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2002.

Summary: Teenager Da Chen struggles to adapt to his new life at the University of Beijing while staying true to his heritage and his family’s beliefs.
Chiger, Krystyna. The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust’s Shadow. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2008.

Summary: Krystyna Chiger describes growing up during the Holocaust in Lvov, Pland, and details her memories after her family decided to go into hiding inside the city’s sewer system, and describes Leopold Socha, the Polish Catholic man – and former thief- who risked everything to help them.
Chinnery, Phillip D. Life on the Line: Stories of Vietnam Air Combat. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Summary: Stories of the air war in Vietnam between 1961 and 1972 told by the pilots themselves.
Chong, Denise. The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2009.

Summary: Chronicles the life of the Vietnamese girl whose image shocked the world when she was photographed in 1972, burned by Napalm and running from her village, and discusses how the photograph affected American society’s views of the war, how her life was changed after the picture was released, and how it still haunts her today.
Cooper, Helene. The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009.

Summary: The author describes the story of her Liberian childhood, her family’s escape from the violence in 1980, and her return to her homeland in seach of the foster sister they were forced to leave behind.
Coward, Russell. A Voice From the Vietnam War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Summary: Russell Coward recounts the experiences he had during the two years he taught South Vietnamese officers English during the Vietnam War.
Dahl, Roald. Going Solo. New York: Puffin, 1999.

Summary: As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Oil Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

Dau, John Bul. Lost Boy, Lost Girl: Escaping Civil War in Sudan. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2010.



Summary: John Bul Dau and his wife, Martha, describe the hardships they experienced, including violence, famine, and war, while growing up in the Sudan and explain how they escaped the region to start a new life.
Den Hartog, Kristen. The Occupied Garden: A Family Memoir of War-torn Holland. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

Summary: Two sisters tell the true story of their grandparents Gerrit and Cor den Hartog and their struggles and hardships as the Nazis invaded Holland in 1940.
Ebadi, Shirin. Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope. New York: Random House, 2006.

Summary: A memoir of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi, that chronicles her childhood in Tehran, education, and professional career in law.
Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War. New York.

Ballantine Books, 1982.



Summary: A collection of thirty-three tours of duty presented in chronological order from 1962 through 1975.
Friedman, Ina R.. Escape or Die: True Stories of Young People Who Survived the Holocaust. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1982.

Summary: Twelve true stories of young men and women, both Jews and non-Jews, who endured the horrors of the Holocaust.
Friedman, Ina R. The Other Victims: First-Person Stories of Non-Jews Persecuted by the Nazis. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.

Summary: Personal narratives of Christians, Gypsies, deaf people, homosexuals, and blacks who suffered at the hands of the Nazis before and during World War II.
Fuller, Alexandra. Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood. New York: Random House, 2003.

Summary: Alexandra Fuller chronicles the experiences she has while growing up on several farms in southern and central Africa from 1972 to 1990.
Gandhi. Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth. New York: Dover, 1983.

Summary: An autobiography in which Indian leader Mohandas K. Gandhi shares the story of his life and the development of his concept of active nonviolent resistance which he employed in the struggle for the independence of India.
Geve, Thomas. Guns and Barbed Wire: A Child Survives the Holocaust. Chicago: Academy Chicago, 1987.

Summary: Geve was 13 when he came to Auschwitz. After liberation he drew dozens of pictures of his nearly two years in various camps. His book shows concentration camp life from the unique perspective of a young boy, one of the very few who survived. The pictures, simple stick-figures, show daily life; the text is riveting. Geve is unemotional, factual, and thorough, though his Englislh is at times stilted. He recalls, among many incidents, the camaraderie with other teenage laborers, the 15-second meeting with his mother, the death march.

Haas, Albert. The Doctor and the Damned. New York: Avon Books, 1984.



Summary: When the Nazis occupy France, Albert Haas, a young Jewish doctor, and his bride Sonja decide to stay and fight. They become heroes of the Free French until betrayal delivers them to the Gestapo and separate death camps.
Hamill, Thomas. Escape in Iraq: The Thomas Hamill Story. Accokeed, MD: Stoeger Pub, 2004.

Summary: Chronicles the experiences of American civilian Thomas Hamill who was taken prisoner in Iraq while transporting fuel to the U.S. armed forces and held for 24 days before he was able to escape.
Hatzfeld, Jean. Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak: A Report. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

Summary: Jean Hatzfeld offers an inside look at the motives behind the genocidal massacre of almost a million people in Rwaanda more than a decade ago, interviewing tens of the killers and examining why they killed thousands of men, women, and children.
Hecht, Ingeborg. Invisible Walls: A German Family Under the Nuremberg Laws. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

Summary: The daughter of a titled German woman and a Jewish attorney describes her life as a "half-breed" in Nazi Germany.
Hillman, Laura. I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler’s List Survivor. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.

Summary: The author tells of her experiences in eight concentration camps as a young Jewish woman in World War II Germany, shares the story of how she and her husband met and fell in love in spite of their situation, and how they were saved by being put on the list to work at Oskar Schindler’s factory.
Hirsi Ali, Ayaan. Infidel. New York: Free Press, 2007.

Summary: Ayaan Hirsi Ali recounts her life story, discussing her traditional Muslim childhood in Somalia, Saudi Arabia, and Kenya, her intellectual awakening and activism in the Netherlands, and her current life under armed guard in the West.
Houston, Robert J. D-Day to Bastogne: A Paratrooper Recalls World War II. Smithtown, NY: Exposition Press, 1980.

Summary: Provides a first-person account of the Normandy Invasion.
IraqiGirl. IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq. Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2009.

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Hadiya reflects on family, friendship, and community while she blogs from her home in the city of Mosul, Iraq and details what it is like to live in a military occupied country between 2004 and 2009. Includes a time line.
Jackson, Livia Bitton. Elli: Coming of Age in the Holocaust. New York: Times Books, 1980.

Summary: The author describes her experiences in Nazi concentration camps after she and her family were sent to Auschwitz when she was thirteen years old.

Jackson, Livia Bitton. I Have Lived a Thousand Years: Growing Up in the Holocaust. New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1997.



Summary: A memoir of Elli Friedmann in which she tells about her experiences at Auschwitz concentration camp where she was taken at the age of thirteen in 1944 when the Nazis invaded her native Hungary.
Jackson, Livia Bitton. My Bridges of Hope: Searching for Life and Love After Auschwitz. New York: Simon Pulse, 1999.

Summary: In 1945, after surviving a harrowing year in Auschwitz, fourteen-year-old Elli returns, along with her mother and brother, to the family home, now part of Slovakia, where they try to find a way to rebuild their shattered lives.
Jacques, Maurice J. Sergeant Major, U. S. Marines. New York: Ivy Books, 1995.

Summary: The author recounts his thirty-year career with the Marines, and describes his combat experiences in Korea and Vietnam.
Jaffrey, Madhur. Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.

Summary: The author provides a memoir of her childhood, family, and being a part of a large family in Delhi, India, as well as a collection of traditional Indian recipes.
Jal, Emmanuel. War Child: A Child Soldier’s Story. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2009.

Summary: A memoir of Emmanuel Jal’s upbringing during the civil war in Sudan in the 1980s and conscription into the Christian Sudanese Liberation Army as a child soldier, and covers his rescue and adoption by a British aid worker and success as a hip-hop recording artist and documentary film subject.
Jiang, Ji-li. Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

Summary: The author tells about the happy life she led in China up until she was twelve-years-old and her family became a target of the Cultural Revolution. She discusses the choice she had to make between denouncing her father and breaking with her family, or refusing to speak against him and losing her future in the Communist Party.
Kamara, Mariatu. The Bite of the Mango. Buffalo, NY: Annick Press, 2008.

Summary: Describes the life of Mariatu Kamara, focusing on her experiences as a child during the civil war in Sierra Leone where she was raped, tortured, and had her hands cut off by juvenile rebel soldiers, and discusses her experiences after the war.
Kamara-Umunna, Agnes. And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation. New York: Hyperion, 2011.

Summary: Agnes Fallah Kamara-Umunna discusses her return to Libera after years of exile, her interviews with the former child soldiers, and the work for peace that is being done in the region.
Katin, Miriam. We Are On Our Own: A Memoir. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006.

Summary: A graphic novel in which the author depicts how she and her mother escaped Nazi persecution by faking their deaths and fleeing Budapest for the countryside after the Nazis occupied the city.

Keat, Nawuth. Alive in the Killing Fields: Surviving the Khmer Rouge genocide. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2009.



Summary: Nawuth Keat, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge invasion of Cambodia, describes his experiences, discussing the killings of his family members, his enslavement, the relationships that were formed between people from his community and more.
Klein, Cecilie. Sentenced to Live: A Survivor’s Memoir. New York: Holocaust Library, 1988.

Summary: Author’s experiences in Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen and after World War II.
Klein, Gerda Weissmann. All But My Life. New York: Hill & Wang, 1995.

Summary: The author tells of the three years she endured as a slave laborer of the Nazis during World War II.
Koehn, Ilse. Mischling, Second Degree: My Childhood in Nazi Germany. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1977.

Summary: The memoirs of a German girl who became a leader among the Hitler Youth while her Social Democratic family kept from her the secret of her partial Jewish heritage.

Kramer, Clara. Clara’s War: One Girl’s Story of Survival. New York: Ecco, 2009.



Summary: Presents the diary of Clara Kramer, a Polish-Jewish teenager whose family was taken in during World War II by the Becks, an ethnically German family from their town, who sheltered the Kramers, as well as two other Jewish families, in a bunker dug out of the basement for twenty months.
Latifa. My Forbidden Face: Growing Up Under the Taliban: A Young Woman’s Story. New York: Hyperion, 2001.

Summary: Presents the story of a teenage girl growing up in Afghanistan during the rule of the Taliban.
Levine, Ellen. A Fence Away from Freedom: Japanese Americans and World War II. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1995.

Summary: Relates the experiences of thirty-five Japanese-Americans and their families who were sent to American prison camps during World War II.
Lodz Ghetto: Inside a Community Under Siege. New York: Viking, 1989.

Summary: Personal writings document the progression of the Holocaust through the Lodz ghetto.
Lugovskaya, Nina. I Want to Live: The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin’s Russia. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006.

Summary: Presents the diary Nina Lugovskaya wrote while living in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, where she records the thoughts, feelings, and emotions the Soviet government interpreted as subversive before she and her family were sent to a labor camp in Siberia.
Ma, Yan. The Diary of Ma Yan: The Struggles and Hopes of a Chinese Schoolgirl. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

Summary: Ma Yan’s diary chronicles her struggle to escape the desperate poverty in rural China through education. But, with so little money to pay the fees, she must be persistent and resourceful.
Mah, Adeline Yen. Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter. New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1999.

Summary: The author tells the story of her painful childhood in China where she lived until the age of fourteen with her father, stepmother, and siblings, all of whom considered her bad luck because her mother died shortly after giving birth to her.
Manchester, William Raymond. Goodbye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War. New York: Dell, 1980.

Summary: A personal memoir of the author while serving in the Pacific during World War II as a foot soldier in the Marines.
Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Boston: Little Brown, 1994.

Summary: Autobiography of the South African leader, discussing his childhood, political career, and imprisonment.
Mathabane, Mark. Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa. New York: New American Library, 1986.

Summary: The author recalls his personal experiences growing up under South African Apartheid during the 1970s, the poverty and oppression of living in the ghettos of Alexandra, and of those who helped him escape from it.
Mathabane, Miriam. Miriam’s Song: A Memoir. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000.

Summary: Mark Mathabane chronicles the life of his sister Miriam, describing the experiences she had living in South Africa under the apartheid social system.
McCourt, Frank. Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Summary: The author chronicles his impoverished childhood in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1930s and 1940s, describing his father's alcoholism and talent for storytelling; the challenges and tragedies his mother faced, including the loss of three children; and his early experiences in the Catholic church, and balances painful memories with humor.
McDonough, James R. Platoon Leader. Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1985.

Summary: A memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam
McGrath, John M. Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1975.

Summary: John McGrath, a Navy pilot who was held as a prisoner of war in Hanoi from 1967 to 1973, chronicles the experiences he had in the prison camps.
Megellas, James. All the Way to Berlin: A Paratrooper At War in Europe. New York: Ballantine Books, 2003.

Summary: James Megellas chronicles the experiences he had while serving as an airborne platoon leader for the United States during World War II.
Mernissi, Fatima. Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Pub Co, 1994.

Summary: A feminist in the Muslim world weaves her own memories with dreams of women who surround her in the courtyard of her childhood.

Min, Anchee. Red Azalea. New York: Anchor Books, 2006.



Summary: A memoir from a one-time supporter of the Maoist regime who experienced life in China as a member of the communist party and as a political prisoner on a labor farm.
Nafisi, Azar. Things I’ve Been Silent About: Memories. New York: Random House, 2008.

Summary: A memoir that discusses the author's unhappy family life while growing up in Tehran, Iran, covering her parents' political involvement and relationship troubles prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1978-1979.
Nazer, Mende. Slave. New York: Public Affairs, 2003.

Summary: The author provides an account of her experiences after being kidnapped from her Nuba village in 1993 by Arab raiders when she was twelve years old and sold into slavery.
Nir, Yehuda. The Lost Childhood: A World War II Memoir. New York: Scholastic Press, 2002.

Summary: Describes six years in the life of a daring and resourceful Polish Jewish boy and his family, who survived the Holocaust by using false papers and posing as Catholics.
Nomberg-Przytyk, Sara. Auschwitz: True Tales From a Grotesque Land. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985.

Summary: Author recounts Auschwitz experiences.
Novac, Ana. The Beautiful Days of My Youth: My Six Months in Auschwitz and Plaszow. New York: Henry Holt, 1997.

Summary: Diary of Auschwitz and Plaszow concentration camps survivor Ana Novac written in 1944 from June to November.
Opdyke, Irene Gut. In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer. New York: Knopf Books, 1999.

Summary: Recounts the experiences of the author who, as a young Polish girl, hid and saved Jews during the Holocaust.
Poltawska, Wanda. And I Am Afraid of My Dreams. New York: Hippocrene Books, 1987.

Summary: The author's account of the four years she spent in the Revensbruck concentration camp during World War II.
Rieul, Roland. Escape Into Espionage: The True Story of a French Patriot in World War Two. New York: Walker, 1987.

Summary: The memoir of a French sergeant ordered to surrender to invading Germans and sent to a POW work camp in Germany. Rieul escaped numerous times and finally crossed the Swiss border and presented himself to the British as a volunteer. He trained in espionage and completed more than 50 clandestine crossings of the French/Swiss border. For his services to the Allies, Rieul was officially recognized by the British after the war.

Riverbend. Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog From Iraq. New York: Feminist Press at the University of New York, 2006.



Summary: Collects the October 2004-March 2006 Web log--or "blog"--entries of a young Iraqi woman, who presents an eyewitness civilian account of the U.S.-Iraq War's impact on her country, discussing her family life, the war's effect on women's lives, and such events as the kidnapping of reporter Jill Carroll.
Riverbend. Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq. New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York: 2005.

Summary: Collects the August 2003-September 2004 Web log--or "blog"--entries of a young Iraqi woman, who presents an eyewitness civilian account of the U.S.-Iraq War's impact on her country, discussing her family life, the war's effect on women's lives, and such events as the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
Sadat, Anwar. In Search of Identity: An Autobiography. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.

Summary: Autobiography of a poverty-stricken peasant boy whose intelligence and persistence enabled him to become the President of Egypt in 1970.
Santiago, Esmerelda. When I Was Puerto Rican. New York: Vintage Books, 1994.

Summary: Memoirs of the author's childhood and youth in Puerto Rico and New York City.
Sasson, Jean P. Mayada, Daughter of Iraq: One Woman’s Survival Under Saddam Hussein. New York: New American Library, 2004.

Summary: Chronicles Mayada Al-Askari's experiences after being thrown into Iraq's Baladiyat Prison, the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's secret police.
Sawyer, Anh Vu. Song of Saigon: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom. New York: Warner, 2003.

Summary: The author, a Vietnamese refugee, shares the story of how her family came to be Christian, tell of their narrow escape from Saigon in 1975, and discusses the difficulties they had adjusting to life in the U.S.
Shehadeh, Raja. When the Birds Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah Under Siege. S. Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press, 2003.

Summary: Raja Shedadeh describes what it was like to be living in Ramallah when the Israeli army invaded in March, 2002.
Smith, Winnie. American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam. New York: William Morrow, 1992.

Summary: An American combat nurse relates her experiences in Vietnam and her personal healing and renewal afterwards.
Szpilman, Wladyslaw. The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945. New York: Picador, 1999.

Summary: Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman provides an account of his experiences trying to survive in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II, and shares excerpts from the diary of a German officer who saved his life.

Szymusiak, Molyda. The Stones Cry Out: A Cambodian Childhood, 1975-1980. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.



Summary: The author, born in Phnom Penh in 1962 to a high Cambodian official, discusses her experiences after the Khmer Rouge takeover in 1975 which resulted in the deaths of over two million people, and tells how she and her surviving family members survived until reaching a refugee camp in 1980.
Voices From the Holocaust. New York: New American Library, 1981.

Summary: Personal stories from before, during, and after the Holocaust
The War of Our Childhood: Memories of World War II. Jackson:

University of Mississippi Press, 2002.



Summary: A collection of personal recollections in which men and women share their stories of survival during World War II.
Tzemach Lemmon, Gayle. The Dressmaker of Khair Khana; Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe. New York: Harper, 2011.

Summary: Recounts the true story of Kamila Sidiqi, a woman who was forced to support herself and her five siblings after the Taliban seized control of the city of Kabul and her father and brothers fled the country.
Wiesel, Elie. All Rivers Run to the Sea: Memoir. New York: Knopf, 1995.

Summary: Elie Wiesel recounts his life story, telling of his childhood in the Carpathian mountains, his imprisonment at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, and his career as a journalist.
World War II Letters: A Glimpse Into the Heart of the Second World War Through the Words of Those Who Were Fighting It. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.

Summary: Contains letters written by servicemen and -women from twenty Allied and Axis countries during World War II, presented with introductions and arranged by topic, covering battles, religious support, leadership, life in the military, impressions of new lands, prisoner of war camps, injuries and caretakers, and the war's end.
Wu, Emily. Feather in the Storm: A Childhood Lost in Chaos. New York: Anchor Books, 2008.

Summary: Chronicles Emily Wu’s childhood experiences during China’s mid-twentieth-century cultural revolution, focusing on how she was treated because her father was considered a class enemy.
Zoya. Zoya’s Story: An Afghan Woman’s Struggle for Freedom. New York: William Morrow, 2002.

Summary: A young Afghani woman who grew up during the wars of the 1980s and 1990s and the rise of the Taliban describes the terror she has witnessed in her homeland and the work she has done to change other women’s fates through the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA).


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