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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

by Don Brown


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    • Grades: 6 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 14
    Sibert Informational Book Honor ; YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction
    • Format: Paperback Book
Short Summary
With a deadly civil war raging around them, refugees are fleeing Syria for their lives. But where do you go when other countries don’t want you?

Good For:
Award-Winning Graphic Novel, Soul-Stirring Art, Strong Contemporary Relevance, Raising Awareness About the Refugee Crisis

Topics and Themes:
Syria, Civil War, Refugees, Anti-Immigration Movements, Humanitarian Crises, Relief Operations
Some mature content; more suitable for older readers.

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Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens, as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted.

Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, The Unwanted offers a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.

In the tradition of two-time Sibert honor winner Don Brown’s critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dust Bowl and Drowned City, The Unwanted is an important, timely, and eye-opening exploration of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, exposing the harsh realities of living in, and trying to escape from, a war zone.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 6 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 14
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 6 5/8" x 10 1/4" x 0 1/2"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-358-25205-4