When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller. It begins as the day-today record of the life of a typical eleven-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 a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.
This biography is for readers in grades 5-8 and is selling for $1.99 today.
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