When Boys and Girls Are Used in WarBy Jessica Dee Humphreys and Michel Chikwanine. Illustrated by Claudia Davila. Michel Chikwanine was five years old when he and his playmates were abducted from a schoolyard soccer game by a brutal rebel militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Presenting a horrifying reality in captivating graphic-novel format, this true-life tale of Michel's terrifying experience recounts how he was forced by his abductors to become a soldier, how against all odds he managed to escape, and how he and his family were eventually able to immigrate to Canada. Gripping and informative, it is an ideal resource for sparking thought-provoking classroom discussions about war, children's rights, bullying, courage, and resilience. Grades 8–12. Kids Can Press. 47 pages. ©2015.