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Friday, February 5, 2010

I Learned A New Word Today ... Genocide by Elizabeth Hankins

Title: I Learned A New Word Today ... Genocide
Series: None
Author(s): Elizabeth Hankins
Genre: Young Adult, History
Publisher: Key Publishing House, Inc.
Received from: Author for free for review, and will be given away for free.
Release Date: October 16, 2009
Finished: January 2010
Pages: 150
Challenges: None

My Thoughts: A young boy, Javier, writes in his journal about what he is learning about in school ... genocide. He learns it is a horrible thing and he wants to do something to stop it from happening.

The author, Elizabeth Hankins, takes a chance on writing a book about genocide for children. I knew a little about genocide like the Holocaust, but not much about the more recent genocides. I was afraid when I opened the book that it would go into great in detail about the killings and would end up gory. But it is mostly a book with facts, history and others' thoughts on what age is the right age to start talking about such horrible things.

About the Author: Elizabeth Hankins is the author of two books, The Calling and I Learned A New Word Today...Genocide. Check out her books and links at

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