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Not Just for Kids: 'Never Fall Down' details horrors of Khmer Rouge
Not Just for Kids: 'Never Fall Down' details horrors of Khmer Rouge

-------------------- Never Fall Down A Novel Patricia McCormick Balzer + Bray: 224 pp., $17.99, ages 14 and up -------------------- When it comes to genocide, Hitler is obviously well covered. There are countless titles for young readers about the atrocities he inspired. The Khmer Rouge, which seized control of Cambodia in 1975 and, in its attempts to create an agrarian form of communism, killed millions of its own people, is less familiar territory, especially for young readers. "Never Fall Down" offers a detailed look at what it was like to live under such a cruel government from the perspective of one of its best-known survivors, Arn Chorn Pond. Pond was 11 when his...

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