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During our Christmas break, I went to Italy, primarily Milan.  I picked up a
very interesting new book called "Green Parrots," by Gino Strada.  It
concerns land mines that are specifically designed to kill and mutilate
children. The author, war surgeon Dr.Strada, is founder of an organization
called "Emergency" which provides medical care to people in many war-torn
areas of the world.  I went on today to see if it could be
purchased here in the U.S., but they stated that it is not yet available.
When it does become available, I recommend that you read it and consider
adding it to your library collection. I think the book would be very useful
for students doing research on the effects of war on children, and related
Web page about the book:
Web site for the organization:

The publisher is
I've just emailed them to see if they can ship to the U.S.  But the book
should soon be available through other channels in the U.S.

Angela Ross, Library Media Specialist
Marist High School, Eugene, Oregon

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