[An] exemplary study of the reasons disagreements arise and how they can be addressed. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
Walker offers clear, concise explanations of power and resource inequities, cultural divisions, the global role of the United Nations, bias, prejudice, and more...[she] gives readers the tools to understand anda analyze the kinds of clashes, wars, and disagreements that they regularly hear about in the news. - Publishers Weekly
Walker does an excellent job of breaking down the basics of conflict...[this] will have a longer shelf life than other informational texts as it won't go out of date quickly. Teachers could build seminars and lessons around each chapters, and interested students will find much to think about. - Sarah Knutson, School Library Journal
an important source for children expressing an early interest in politics and social justice. - ForeWord Reviews
"A useful tool for the classroom teacher, Why Do We Fight? will not only provide a springboard for lively group discussions, but it will also help middle school students to examine conflicts from several perspectives."
- Gail Hamilton, CM Magazine
"Valuable for its nonjudgmental tone, this is also a rich resource for conflict-related terms." - Kay Weisman, School Library Monthly
"An engaging and accessible overview to peace and conflict studies. ... It would be a welcome addition to school libraries, middle school classrooms, and home collections." - Geoffrey W. Bateman, International Journal on World Peace
brilliantly takes the complicated subject of war and breaks it down in an unbiased, sensible, easy to understand manner ... I have yet to see any other book like this. - Debbie Glade, What They Don't Teach You in School You'll Learn Here
...provides a much needs social studies gap filler... [while] encouraging the reader to think independently; it isn't what you think, but HOW you think. The writing is clear and appropriate for the audience; in one section, she uses the analogy of high school to explain the social, economic, and political interaction of countries. - Becky Walton, Ingram Content
truly remarkable .. very sophisticated yet accessible - David Harris-Gershon, Tikkun Daily
an excellent resource for social studies classes ... share Why Do We Fight with students to offer them hope that conflicts do not have to mean war for their generation. - The Nonfiction Detectives
"With the popularity of dystopian novels and almost daily news stories of conflict somewhere in the world, Why Do We Fight? is a timely book for any library."
- Charla Hollingsworth, VOYA
"Walker is a talented writer who offers great wisdom in a compact edition." - Green Teacher Magazine
"Author Niki Walker gives readers conceptual straight talk about the nature of domestic and international unrest ... everyone needs some guidance on how to make sense of it all. Why Do We Fight? helps kids take those first steps." - Spectrum Culture
"Recently, we here at Annie Wright Schools discovered Niki Walker's fantastic Why Do We Fight?. Our fifth grade teachers were so impressed by the selection that they immediately ordered 20 copies to serve as class texts for their unit on Peace and Conflict. Since we use the Primary Years Program through International Baccalaureate, we love any text that starts with concepts and then encourages students to search out real-world instances of those conflicts through research and observation. Why Do We Fight? is perfect for this." - Joe Romano, Library Media Specialist, Annie Wright Schools, Tacoma, WA
a witty, easy to read, no nonsense book about the definitions, philosophies and roots of conflict. - TheBabySpot.ca
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