Meet Ishmael Beah,
A boy soldier from Sierra Leone
He has a website and you can read more about him here
His family Killed
a mere boy
forced to fight, to wander, to kill
in a kill or be killed world
alone and afraid..
where will his story go?
it will take you into the jungles
through the dessert
into the heart of a boy
struggling to understand the violence around him
The story is not pretty.
You’ll want to put it down, thinking of young boys and the terrible violence they were witness to and forced to take part in
You won’t be able to put it down, as you read the story, his story, the story of Ishmael Beah, a real person, from a real place, during a real time not so long ago.
Humanity in your face, get the book, read it, then…pass it on.