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The unwanted : stories of the Syrian refugees / written and illustrated by Don Brown.

Brown, Don, 1949- (author,, illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J G 956.9104 BRO (Text) 33500013061593 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G 956.9104 BRO (Text) 33500012832432 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G 956.9104 BRO (Text) 33500012832440 New Available -
Warroad Public Library ya 956.9104 BRO (Text) 35500006094799 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781328810151
  • ISBN: 1328810151
  • Physical Description: 103 pages : color illustrations, map ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Color illustrations on lining-papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.
Target Audience Note:
Age: 14+
Grade 9 to 12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    An unflinching look at the Syrian refugee crisis, the heartbreaking narrative of The Unwanted is told through a series of vignettes drawn from real refugee experiences. Brown's storytelling has no need for hyperbole; through the stories of the refugees themselves, we are led from the war-torn landscape of Syria to the arduous and sometimes futile pursuit of exile. We meet the young and the old, the asylum-seekers and those who deny them. Like his neutral narrative, based on real-life experiences and irrefutable statistics, Brown's illustrations are equally stark and evocative. Faces lined with anguish stand in sharp relief against barren landscapes and the impassive stares of guards and politicians. Brown manages to craft an impressive portrayal that is informative but not impersonal, allowing room for both facts and emotion, despair and hope. Brown sheds light on an ongoing humanitarian crisis with worldwide repercussions, but this is no elegy; rather, it's a call for action and acknowledgment the world over. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Don Brown is the award-winning creator of many picture-book biographies and graphic novels. He has been widely praised for his resonant storytelling and delicate watercolor paintings that evoke the excitement, pain, and joy of lives lived with passion. He lives in New York with his family. Visit him at and on Instagram @donsart.

Subject: Syria > History > Civil War, 2011- > Refugees > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > Syria > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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