The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

In the tradition of Don Brown?s critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dust Bowl and Sibert Honor winning 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, a war zone. Starting in 2011, refugees flood ou In the tradition of Don Brown?s critically acclaimed, full-color nonfiction graphic novels The Great American Dus...

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Title:The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees
Author:Don Brown
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1328810151
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:112 pages pages

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Reviews

  • Abby Johnson
    Feb 01, 2019
    Wow. This graphic novel shows the plight of Syrian refugees as they flee their war-torn country and try to find safe haven and a place to start over. It?s not easy - it requires a dangerous journey and many countries are closing their borders. With evocative art that literally breaks...
  • David Schaafsma
    Oct 14, 2018
    Since I had just read Arab of the Future (Volume 3), Riad Sattouf's memoir of growing up in Syria and France in the eighties, with its especially interesting view of chaotic and corrupt Syrian small town life, I thought I would look and see what else in graphic was on my library's shel...
  • elissa
    Dec 14, 2018
    Incredible synthesis of tons of information about Syrian refugees from 2010-2018. We really need to accept more refugees in the US. ...
  • vanessa
    Feb 17, 2019
    I really love Don Brown's illustrations. This is a good summary of the Syrian refugee crisis with less focus on personal stories, more focus on the macro experience of refugees. ...
  • Mrs. Krajewski
    Sep 25, 2018
    I loved this book, just like many of Don Brown?s other graphic novels. This book sheds light on the Syrian refugees themselves, with various stories woven in between the history. I love that Brown stayed focused on the ?refugee experience.? My students will want to learn more aft...
  • LibraryLass
    Jun 02, 2019
    I read some of the reviews for this book after reading it. Although I see their points about a lot of things, I have rated this a 5 star. For me personally, this opened my eyes to a side of what I see on the news. We can get very blase about what we view on our screens. The amount of h...
  • Jamie
    May 10, 2019
    As far as the importance of this book, it is five stars. I did not know anything about the Syrian refugee crisis except as an occasional headline that crossed my overprivileged path, but I think everyone who has everything they need and much of what they want, should read this. It is e...
  • Tasha
    Nov 26, 2018
    This graphic novel tells the stories of Syrian refugees in their own voices. Based on interviews and visits to refugee camps around the region, the book clearly tells the story of the basis of the refugee crisis in Syria. As the flood of refugees begins and then continues, the nations ...
  • Skip
    Jun 17, 2019
    Don Brown uses a graphic novel format to document the Syrian refugee crisis. The book begins in 2011, when small acts of insurrection cause a massive overreaction by Bashar al-Assad, president of Syria. It documents the mass exodus of more than 5 million people from Syria over the six ...
  • Karen Witzler
    May 20, 2019
    Graphic current events - every sentence on every page is sourced from news reports with extensive footnotes and bibliography provided. Woven together with adequate but not particularly inspiring illustrations, those sentences build an easy to follow narrative of the events that have ta...
  • Bean
    Jan 29, 2019
    A white American?s heavily-researched view of the Syrian refugee crisis -- its origins, everyday horrors, and political underpinnings. In 2010, uprisings across North Africa and the Middle East drew the world?s attention and galvanized a new generation of dissent. Known as the ...
  • Manybooks
    Feb 15, 2019
    Now while most of what is written and illustrated by Don Brown in his 2018 (and 2019 Sibert honour recipient) The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees has sadly not been all that personally new and surprising to and for me, it was and remains both textually and visually informative...
  • Tatiana
    Nov 11, 2018
    I've found composing a review for The Unwanted difficult. Though I have kept tabs on the Syrian Civil War for years, with the release of every news article or book, I remain horrified by the statistics surrounding the refugee plight. It's heartbreaking. Don Brown has done extensive...
  • Amanda
    Apr 26, 2019
    This book was a heartbreaking take on the Syrian refugee crisis. Aimed at young adult readers, the subject matter lays out the events leading up to the refugee crisis in a clear and straightforward manner so that anyone without background knowledge won't be left in the dark. The book r...
  • Liz
    Jul 30, 2018
    *Review based on ARC* I really loved all the information this book provided about they Syrian refugee experience. I am sure when it is finally published in color that will add to its appeal. However, it wasn't really a story so much as a timeline of facts with some pictures. I think I...
  • emma
    Jul 03, 2018
    Through comics, The Unwanted follows daily life within the refugee crisis of Syria. I loved this book. It was a quick way to gain understanding and empathy for the refugee crisis. Comics seem to be a perfect medium for the heaviness of the topic; less words allows the reading to fee...
  • Malia
    Feb 06, 2019
    Though there was nothing really new to me in this book, I think it was well done and would be a fantastic resource to use in schools! The story is deeply moving and relevant, and that in itself makes this a worthwhile read! Find more reviews and bookish fun at http://www.princessand...
  • R
    Aug 10, 2018
    This graphic novel is really well done. If you want to see the effects of the conflict in Syria and the forced emigration of its citizens, this graphic novel really tries to highlight why people left (or were forced out). Although the graphic novel is pretty straight-forward and weight...
  • Paul  Hankins
    Jun 12, 2018
    The author/illustrator of THE GREAT AMERICAN DUST BOWL and DROWNED CITY is back this fall (just in time for the new school year) to offer an almost eight-year retrospective on the Syrian refugee situation. The back matter of this graphic novel include first-hand account of refugee sett...
  • Harry Brake
    Sep 15, 2018
    Having encountered Don Brown's Dustbowl and Drowned City graphic novels, when I received this graphic, I knew it would be a must have. Hearing the latest NPR podcast of a reporter delving into deep parts of the United States and interviewing citizens unaware of what a refugee is by ...
  • Rod Brown
    Feb 13, 2019
    A stark and straightforward rundown of the Syrian refugee crisis. Good, but depressing. ...
  • Mary Thomas
    Feb 05, 2019
    Art Spiegelman writes, ?comics are a highly charged medium, delivering densely concentrated information in relatively few words and simplified code-images?. This is certainly true for The Unwanted, which is well researched and contains powerful imagery. While it is most likely best...
  • Adam Stone
    Sep 20, 2018
    I was excited to see a graphic novel dealing with the Syrian crisis. It's something I have been incredibly uninformed about. And while I wasn't expecting this to be a thorough piece of journalism, I was expecting either a more journalistic approach, or a focus on personal stories about...
  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    Dec 14, 2018
    This GN really gives you lots to think about in relatively few panels - each story gives you the feeling of standing by and watching something horrible happening; looking for answers that are long overdue. Powerful and heartbreaking. ...
  • Marco Morano
    Aug 25, 2018
    I was sen this by the publishers as a part of the teenreads.com Teen Board for review. THE UNWANTED: Stories of the Syrian Refugees is a nonfiction graphic novel discussing the current refugee crisis going on in Syria. The book starts in 2011 and slowly shows us how Syria came to be...
  • R U D Y
    Nov 02, 2018
    The Unwanted Stories Of the Syrian Refugees The Unwanted Stories Of the Syrian Refugees is a nonfiction graphic novel. The book started in 2011 and shows how Syria became what it is today. In the book it explains what the syrian refugees had to deal with after they fled the country....
  • Albany High Library
    Aug 30, 2018
    "The book shines some light on issues that aren't obvious to everyone." -- student review This graphic novel provides an unflinching look at the Syrian refugee crisis through a series of vignettes. Brown uses his medium to great effect, helping readers develop their understanding of t...
  • Isaiah
    Oct 30, 2018
    ?The Unwanted? written and illustrated by Don Brown is about the struggles that Syrian refugees have to go through to get out of Syria and what it is like afterwards it also mention how and why all of the fighting started because the people of Syria did not like how their governmen...
  • Alina Karapandzich
    Mar 04, 2019
    This book left me speechless. Describes the stories and impossible struggles that Syrian refugees have faced and continue to face daily in a graphic novel format. A mix of narration and speech bubbles by different refugees. The illustrations almost make the pain and fear of the refugee...
  • Hanna
    Nov 27, 2018
    It's such an eye opener to the struggles of the refugees as they try to flee from the Syrian Civil War. It is a great book for people who like nonfiction or who want to be exposed to another's experiences. It is well drawn and shows a lot of emotion. ...