The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees by Don Brown
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Brown's graphic novel tells of the plight of Syrian refugees as they flee their war torn homeland in search of safety and stability. Rather than focusing on politics or cultural/religious status, the focus is on humanity; on the waves of nameless refugees and the horrors they face within the Syrian borders as well as the dangers associated with escape. Though unwanted by most other countries, the resilience and hopefulness that allow these individuals to push on in seeking refuge is powerful!
This modern refugee story is one that has been repeated far too many times throughout history, prompting readers to look beyond these stories and into the roots of oppression and conflict that continue to persist across the globe.
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