Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Graphic novel paints harrowing picture of refugee crisis.

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age 11+

Based on 1 review

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age 11+

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age 11+

A story that is gripping, though the graphic pictures are best left to mature tweens

This is a highly relevant story of a young migrant family and what the siblings do for each other after fleeing a stricken home country, and an abusive home (their uncle is a verbally abusive drunk). Central themes are sacrifice, overcoming violence and poverty, family, and of course the challenges facing teen-aged refugees. These are all beautifully explored, but due to the graphic nature of the mature themes, it's best to save this book for at least tweens. Not for younger viewers... Think "Refugee" by Alan Gratz, only in graphic novel form.

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