Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he was abducted from his schoolyard soccer game in the Democratic Republic of Congo and forced to become a soldier for a brutal rebel militia. Against the odds, Michel managed to escape and find his way back to his family, but he was never the same again. After immigrating to Canada, Michel was encouraged by a teacher to share what happened to him in order to raise awareness about child soldiers around the world, and this book is part of that effort.
- ISBN: 9781771381260
- Author: Humphreys, Jessica Dee; Chikwanaine, Michel
- Illustrator: Davila, Claudia
- Published: 2015, Kids Can Press
- Themes: child soldiers, Children’s rights, Courage, Kidnapping, resilience
- Descriptors: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Graphic Novel, Intermediate (ages 9-14)
- No. of pages: 48