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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.

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The issues surrounding the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis are numerous and complex, and this insightful and compassionate graphic novel does an excellent job of presenting them for a young audience. Without picking one main character, Brown focuses on the survivors, depicting their deadly struggles and their small successes. The dialogue and captions are spare, the evocative watercolor illustrations doing most of the narrative heavy-lifting.

The Unwanted is a record of a traumatic time in history and a rousing call to action. It may spur readers to learn more about the crisis and find ways of supporting refugee children.

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