Themes of geography take a big role in One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. Relative place is key in this book because of all the different battles and wars that took place. The main place that this book is in is East Africa, Thailand, and the Balkans. Interaction is also another theme of geography, it's making the area you live in better. An example of this in the book One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War is there is a shelter in Africa that is made for child soldiers who don't have families with them. The kids are taken out of the war to this shelter until someone from their family comes to pick them up. Also, a school in Burma was knocked down, so the townspeople rebuilt the school out of brick and stone to make it more stable for the children.
More themes of geography found in this book are the movement of people, goods, and ideas. Movement of people and ideas were an important part in the novel One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War. Child soldiers are becoming illegal immigrants fleeing to Thailand because of the military junita in Myanmar which is also refered to as Burma. To continue, the Burmese people have also migrated to Thailand to escape the war, but if caught they face harassment, prison, and even deportation back to Burma. Also, for a little girl named Rebecca had to flee her country as well because the Khartou...
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...ely got lost in the fact that they're in war and never experienced a childhood. London's purpose in writing this book was to educate others about what's happening to children across the map, and to persuade the reader that there is something they can do to help.
The author organized the text by talking a little bit about the problems a country is facing, then relating it to how the children got involved in the problems. Kind of like sequence. If their country wouldn't of had that issue, the children would not be involved. Finally, the conflict in One Day the Soldiers Came: Voices of Children in War is between the children and the area around them. The child soldiers were forced into war when they did not want to take any part in it.
Charles London. One Day the Soldiers Came: Voice of Children in War. Harper Collins Publishers: New York, 2007. Print.
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