Another day, another anthology cover (War Is...)
Here is War Is... soldiers, survivors and storytellers talk about war, edited by Patty Campbell and Marc Aronson. Google alerted me to it over on the Goddess of YA Literature's blog, and I found out some more about it. The Goddess says:
...this collection is one that needs to get out into as many hands as we can. Campbell and Aronson each write an introduction in which readers are informed about their preexisting views on war. While they are not opposite, it is rather like two sides of the same coin: different perspectives but with some middle ground of agreement. The book contains fantasy (a shivery and eerie story by Margo Lanagan), letters home from a WWI soldier, newspaper reports, first hand accounts, interviews, song lyrics (from Dylan's "Masters of War") and other forms.Candlewick is putting this out in September.
UPDATED: And what turned up in the PO Box today? An advance reading copy of War Is.... Michael Cart says this book is 'indispensable reading for every young American', and Patty Campbell adds, 'We hope that reviewers in your country will also find it indispensable reading for young Australians'.
It sure looks interesting. I'll let you know more about it when I've had a good dig and delve.