"An eloquent cautionary tale.... This is a valuable and rare look into the soul of one who suffers from PTSD.... an important read. —  Globe and Mail, October 2016

“[B]rutally revealing. . . . Dallaire’s raw and emotionally devastating new book lays bare his own inner torment. . . . If PTSD has had a face in Canada over the last twenty years, it is Roméo Dallaire’s. His life story, in effect, is a personal history of how Canada, and the modern world in general, has responded to PTSD.” —Maclean’s

“[A]n important petition for a greater understanding of our returning veterans.” —National Post

​"The author’s own prose glows with rage. . . . it is an intensely raw memoir that exposes his every last frailty and vulnerability." - Quill & Quire

“Discover for yourself the compassion that shines through in this book. . . . Heartbreaking and informative. . . it’s also infectious and refreshing.”  — The Gazette

“As a documentation of the changing face of modern global warfare it is a must-read.”  — Telegraph-Journal

"...powerful, devastating, and heart-wrenching .... your heart will be ripped out, graphically sliced into two .... so gripping, well written, emotional, and raw..." - New York Journal of Books

“A compelling, moving and insightful book that exposes the problem of child soldiers in all its dimensions. . . Refreshingly sincere.”  — Samantha Nutt, The Globe and Mail (Best Book)
“Gripping.”  — Calgary Herald

​“Painful but beautifully rendered.”  — The Vancouver Sun

Praise for Child Soldier: How Boys and Girls are Used in War


They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, co-authored by Jessica Dee Humphreys
Child Soldier (Japanese edition), by Jessica Dee Humphreys
Child Soldier, by Jessica Dee Humphreys
Waiting for First Light, co-authored by Jessica Dee Humphreys

​Praise for They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers

They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children, co-authored by Jessica Dee Humphreys

Praise for Waiting for First Light: My Ongoing Battle with PTSD

“An enlightening, accessible, and, above all, child-friendly introduction to the issue.” — School Library Journal, Starred Review, July 2015

“... Child Soldier conveys Michel's horrific experience with sensitivity, insight, and skill ... also providing readers with relevant information about the geography and history of the country.” — Quill & Quire, Starred Review, July 2015

“... the direct first-person narration lays bare the boy's confusion and pain ...[while] Dávila's panel sequences temper the story's atrocities ...” — Publishers Weekly, June 2015

“Graphic in format but not detail ...The visual element gives this memoir particular immediacy for audiences who "don't understand what is happening right now, to kids just like them."” — Kirkus Reviews, April 2015

“... eye-opening and heartbreaking ...” — Quill & Quire, June 2015

“An unforgettable book that provides factual information about civil wars and especially child soldiers.” — Resource Links, February 2016

“The narration includes enough history of the Congo to give context to the personal story, while the back matter provides more information about child soldiers.” — Booklist, August 2015​

Awards for Child Soldier: How Boys and Girls are Used in War

2018 - Grand Canyon Reader Award, Nominated 

2017 - Red Maple Award, Winner

2017 - Golden Oak Award, Nominated

2016 - 2016 Book of the Year for Children Award,

Canadian Library Association, Short-listed
2016 - Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred,

Canadian Children's Book Centre, Winner
2016 - 2016/2017 Children's Choice Book Award,

Hackmatack, Long-listed
2016 - ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2016 (Older Readers),

American Library Association, Long-listed
2016 - Honor Book, Skipping Stones, Winner
2016 - Information Book Award,

Children's Literature Roundtable of Canada, Short-listed
2016 - 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens,

YALSA, Long-listed
2016 - Best Publication for Kids,

Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, Long-listed
2015 - Best Bets Junior Non-Fiction,

Ontario Library Association, Winner