“2000 Bologna Ragazzi Non-Fiction for Young Adults Award
Shortlisted, 2000 British Columbia Round Table Information Book Award
1999 Teacher Liberian Magazine, Best of the Best issue
Shortlisted, 2001 Rocky Mountain Award
“Too Young To Fight” is a book of recollections from some of this country’s
best-loved writers of children’s literature. The contributors were children and teenagers during World War II. Though they were far from the fighting and, indeed, too young to participate, they were old enough to remember their impressions and feelings. As they grew up in a tumultuous era, some seemed miraculously untouched while others were profoundly affected. All experienced changes in their lives that shaped the adults they became.
For anyone who did not experience it, this book provides fascinating insight and a tangible link to a formative period in our history. For those who were young themselves at the time, the collection will stir memories and stories long-forgotten. It is our hope that those memories will be shared by people of all ages, and preserved for generations to come.
Dorothy Joan Harris,
Joy Kogawa with Timothy Nakayama,
Claire Mackay, and