Jane Springer Genocide (Groundwork Guides)

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Genocide (Groundwork Guides)

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Some view the systematic killing, rape, and destruction of homes in Darfur as a grave humanitarian crisis. For others, it’s a clear example of the ultimate crime against humanity genocide. Who is right? What is genocide? Who are the endangered human beings in today’s world? What is the impact on humanity of wiping out entire groups of people? This thoughtful book helps young readers understand these and other difficult questions. Providing an overview of the history of genocide worldwide, the book explores the paradox that while a person who murders another person can be tried and even executed for the crime, a person who murders hundreds or thousands of people usually goes free. Using case studies of acts of genocide throughout history, the book points out the unique character of each while at the same time establishing important links between them. Most importantly, the book answers the question, What can be done to prevent genocide from happening in the future?

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Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

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...concise and well-written... (Curriculum Connections (SLJ) 2007-04-01)

...engaging and thought-provoking...an excellent primer for anyone interested in international human rights and the fate of humankind itself. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald 2006-09-01)

...in a lucid, informal text, Springer ably documents particular crimes against humanity...A fine resource for Holocaust and genocide curriculums, and as a discussion starter for the topic of human rights. (Booklist 2006-10-06)

...the book gives an impassioned overview of a timely topic. (Horn Book 2006-07-01)

Each of the four well-written and engaging books in this valuable series provides a foundation for understanding an important subject relevant to current world stability and peace. (Library Media Connection 2007-04-01)

Readers will come away from the book wanting to do better, and be better, than the people who went before them who allowed such crimes to happen... (Globe and Mail 2006-09-01)

The authors express strong viewpoints that are sure to jolt readers into ready agreement or opposition...These concise, straightforward titles are important additions to all collections. (School Library Journal 2006-12-01)

Though the topic is a dark one, Springer's passionate plea against the status quo lends her book an urgency and immediacy that pulls the reader equally through the dry legalism of United Nations statutes and the vivid horrors of genocides past and present...Highly Recommended. (CM Magazine 2007-02-16)

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