Zlata's Diary

Zlata's Diary

A Child's Life in Sarajevo

Book - 1994
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The child's diary that awakened the conscience of the world

When Zlata's Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank , both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. 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.

"The only bright thing to come from [Sarajevo's] recent history." - USA Today

"Conveys the bewilderment and horror of modern-day conflict...One of Zlata's gifts lies in throwing a human light on intolerable events." - San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1994
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780143036876
0143036874
9780670857241
0670857246
Branch Call Number: 949.7 Fi
Description: xvi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm

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EPLPicks_Teen Mar 15, 2010

written by a teen author - age 13

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