Carlos knows that when the soldiers arrive with warnings about the Communist rebels, it is time
to be a man and defend the village, keep everyone safe. But Mama tells him not yet -- he's still her quiet moonfaced boy. The government soldiers laugh at the villagers, and before they move on, a neighbor is found dangling from a tree, a sign on his neck: Communist. Mama tells Carlos to run and hide, then try to find her.
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Alive in the Killing Fields is the real-life memoir of Nawuth Keat, a man who survived the horrors of war-torn Cambodia. He has now broken a longtime silence in the hope that telling the truth about what
happened to his people and his country will spare future generations from similar tragedy.
After soldiers kill his family, twelve-year-old Santiago and his four-year-old sister flee Guatemala in a
kayak in order to reach the United States.
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After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety
at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of
a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder
Aram, an orphaned Armenian boy, has been forced to leave his home in Turkey due to the genocide there,
and while staying in exile in Greece he learns he has the opportunity to emigrate to the far away country of
A teenager leaves his fiancé behind in their Anatolian village to make a new life in Canada for both of
them. But when World War I breaks out, he is sent to an internment camp while his betrothed struggles to
survive and find a way to join him.
Even though Mariam, her siblings, and their friend Kevork become orphans after the 1909 massacre of
Armenians in Turkey's Adana Province, their sustaining hope, as six years later in 1915 they face
"deportation," is to be reunited with the remaining members of their family.
Josef is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. Isabel is a Cuban girl in 1994. Mahmoud is a Syrian boy in 2015. All three kids journey in search of refuge, and all three will face unimaginable danger as they hold on to their hopes of a better tomorrow. A timely tale filled with courage and the quest for freedom.
Nine-year-old Nat is forced out of his Cambodian home and marched into the countryside when the Khmer Rouge comes into power. Nat is separated from his family and endures forced labor in rice fields from dawn to midnight with little food. Over the next four years, Nat confronts starvation, fear, and brutality. With the help of his friend Malis, Nat finds hope and the strength to escape, eventually reuniting with the family he loves. Half Spoon of Rice is based on true stories of courage, friendship, survival, and the triumph of the human spirit. The book features vivid illustrations and historical photographs documenting the Cambodian genocide from 1975 to 1979.
This Website offers lesson plans designed for different age groups and to fulfill different curriculum
content standards having to do with genocide. Holocaust lesson plans are included as well as those about
other major genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the Sudan. Each teacher guide identifies
websites that support the goals of that particular lesson plan.