TAMBA, Child Soldier
Marion Achard, writer; Yan Degruel, art
"My name is Tamba Cisso. When I was eight years old, I lived in the village with my father, my mother and my sister. I went to school and had learned to read. I knew there was war in my country, but I didn't know that children could wage it."
Providing a testimonial to one of the most heart-wrenching and chilling developments in modern warfare, this graphic novel chronicles the realities of hundreds of thousands across the world, kidnapped and forced to commit atrocities.
On the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative 2020 Translated YA Book Prize Short List
"10 out 10! Marion Achard does an amazing job sharing this sad tale. The art by Yann Degruel is awesome!"
"Unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library collections." -Midwest Book Review
"If you are even marginally interested in the issue (of child soldiers), this book will absolutely convince you it should be addressed."
"Compellingly engaging and boldly, beautifully illustrated, this is a chilling, sobering yet ultimately encouraging reading experience everyone with a stake in a less toxic future must seek out and share."
-Win Wiacek, Now Read This!
8 ½ x11, 112pp., color hardcover, $24.99, e-book: $12.99; ISBN 9781681122366