The material can be used to study literature and global issues.
The book is written by a former child soldier. The language is not diffiicult and can be easily understood by pupils. Ishmael tells the story of his life in Sierra Leone and later in Canada.
The interview with Ishmael Beah (NDLA/FYR) can be useful too.
Students can compare and contrast Ishmael Beah and the fictional character of Dia from Blood Diamond.