Genocide

Genocide

Revised and Expanded Edition

Written by: Springer, Jane
Edited by: Springer, Jane
Illustrated by: Solís, Santiago
ages 14 to 18 / grades 9 to 12

What is genocide? Why does it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again?

At the end of the Second World War, with the establishment of the United Nations, the holding of the Nuremberg Trials and the adoption of the Genocide Convention, the international community assured itself that genocide would never happen again. But never again has become a meaningless phrase.

This book asks why. It also asks, what is genocide? Where has it happened in the past? Who is being threatened by genocide today? And what can we do to prevent this terrible crime from recurring?

Providing an overview of the history of genocide worldwide, this revised, expanded edition helps readers answer these questions. It brings them up to date with recent events—the killing of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the persecution of the Uyghurs in China, the broader recognition of the genocide of Indigenous Peoples, the resurgence of fighting in Darfur, and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. It examines and elucidates the debates and controversies surrounding the use of the term genocide as well as the reasons for the common response by individuals, governments and the United Nations — denial.


Key Text Features

annotated resources

chapters

definitions

explanation

facts

further information

further reading

headings

historical context

illustrations

index

map

sidebars

table of contents

timeline

What is genocide? Why does it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again?

At the end of the Second World War, with the establishment of the United Nations, the holding of the Nuremberg Trials and the adoption of the Genocide Convention, the international community assured itself that genocide would never happen again. But never again has become a meaningless phrase.

This book asks why. It also asks, what is genocide? Where has it happened in the past? Who is being threatened by genocide today? And what can we do to prevent this terrible crime from recurring?

Providing an overview of the history of genocide worldwide, this revised, expanded edition helps readers answer these questions. It brings them up to date with recent events—the killing of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the persecution of the Uyghurs in China, the broader recognition of the genocide of Indigenous Peoples, the resurgence of fighting in Darfur, and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East. It examines and elucidates the debates and controversies surrounding the use of the term genocide as well as the reasons for the common response by individuals, governments and the United Nations — denial.


Key Text Features

annotated resources

chapters

definitions

explanation

facts

further information

further reading

headings

historical context

illustrations

index

map

sidebars

table of contents

timeline

Published By Groundwood Books Ltd — Oct 1, 2024
Specifications 184 pages | 6 in x 9 in 160 pages | 6 in x 9 in
Written By

JANE SPRINGER is an author, editor and translator who has worked in developing countries in Africa and Asia. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Edited by

JANE SPRINGER is an author, editor and translator who has worked in developing countries in Africa and Asia. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Illustrated by

SANTIAGO SOLÍS is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and editor. His art has been exhibited internationally. He lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Written By

JANE SPRINGER is an author, editor and translator who has worked in developing countries in Africa and Asia. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Edited by

JANE SPRINGER is an author, editor and translator who has worked in developing countries in Africa and Asia. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Illustrated by

SANTIAGO SOLÍS is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director and editor. His art has been exhibited internationally. He lives in Mexico City, Mexico.

Audience ages 14 to 18 / grades 9 to 12
Key Text Features

annotated resources; chapters; definitions; explanation; facts; further information; further reading; headings; historical context; illustrations; index; map; sidebars; table of contents; timeline