The Unwanted: stories of Syrian refugees by Don Brown. 105 p. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, September, 2018. 9781328810151. (Review of purchased finished copy.)
Fact Friday features The Unwanted: stories of Syrian refugees by Don Brown. It is so easy to demonize "the other," especially when the country and culture are far removed from one's own. Graphic novelist Don Brown cogently explains the events that led to the mass exodus of Syrians from their homeland. Meticulously researched and evocatively drawn, this unflinching portrait is a difficult and yet important read. And do not skip the backmatter. It includes journal entries and photos by the author, a Postscript, Source Notes and an eight and a half page Bibliography!
The Unwanted is a first-purchase for all school and public libraries. Recommend it to your students who read Refugee or Nowhere Boy and who might want to learn more.