Why Do We Fight?
Conflict, War, and PeaceBook - 2013
"Why do conflicts happen? Twenty-four-hour news, citizen journalism, the internet, world travel. It's a big world out there, but everything feels closer and more accessible to us than ever--including conflict and war. Whether your country is involved or not, nearly every disagreement, every standoff, every war affects our lives in some way. With so many conflicts around the world, it makes you wonder: 'Why do we fight?' Why Do We Fight? is a book that allows kids to understand that conflict may be inevitable, but war isn't. Readers are shown how small disagreements escalate and progress to become bigger and more serious ones; the commonality between all conflicts; and the influence of prejudice, history, diplomacy, geography, economics, and more in these events. By comparing bigger conflicts to the ones in their own lives, kids gain the insight to look beyond the headlines and view conflicts in a critical and investigative manner. Exhaustively researched and expert reviewed, Why Do We Fight? will give readers the voice and the confidence to talk about their world"--Back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Owlkids, ©2013.
Characteristics: 80 pages :,illustrations (some color), maps ;,25 cm