A refugee's journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
—Rodger, Ellen, author.
Book
2017
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Eight-year-old Etienne and his family live in The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Kidnapped by a rebel army and forced to be a child soldier, Etienne finally escapes and is sent to a camp for freed child soldiers. He is reunited with his family who then flee the country, arriving as refugees in Canada. Interspersed with facts about the DRC and its people, this narrative tells a story common to many refugees fleeing the country. Readers will learn about the experiences of child soldiers and how they can help refugees in their communities and around the world who are struggling to find permanent homes.

Item Details
Series:
Leaving my homeland
Subjects:
Child soldiers -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
Refugee children -- Canada -- Juvenile literature.
Refugee children -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Canada -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Juvenile literature.
Refugees -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN:
9780778731566
9780778731269
0778731561
077873126X
Description:
32 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps ; 27 cm.
Notes:
Canadiana.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo
My homeland, the DRC
Etienne's story : my life before the conflict
A violent history
Etienne's story : we leave Lubumbashi
Surviving during conflict
Etienne's story : kidnapped
Child soldiers
Etienne's story : the refugee camp
Where to go?
Etienne's story : my new home in Canada
The struggle continues
You can help!
Glossary
Learning more
Index and about the author.
LCCN:
2016054842
Link to PAC
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