Song for Night by
Call Number: Ann Arbor | PR 9387.9 .A23S66 2007
This is the story of a West African boy soldier's lyrical, terrifying, yet beautiful journey through the nightmare landscape of a brutal war in search of his lost platoon. The reader is led by the voiceless protagonist who, as part of a land mine-clearing platoon, had his vocal chords cut, a move to keep these children from screaming when blown up. The book is written in a ghostly voice, with each chapter headed by a line of the unique sign language these children invented.