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Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo | [Zlata Filipovic]

Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo

When Zlata's Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international best-seller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. As war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor's cellar. Yet throughout, she remains courageous and observant.
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Publisher's Summary

When Zlata's Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international best-seller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes.

It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical 11-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor's cellar. Yet throughout, she remains courageous and observant. The result is an audiobook that has the power to move and instruct listeners a world away.

©2006 Zlata Filipovic; (P)2007 Penguin Group USA

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"The narrative provides a vivid description of the ravages of war and its effect upon one young woman, and, as such, is valuable for today's YAs." (School Library Journal)

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