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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

Written by Don Brown
Published by Houghton Mifflin

Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grows. By 2017, many want to turn their backs on the victims. The refugees are the unwanted. Don Brown depicts moments of both heartbreaking horror and hope in the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. Shining a light on the stories of the survivors, The Unwanted is a testament to the courage and resilience of the refugees and a call to action for all those who read.

Primary ISBN: 9781328810151

Available As: Hardcover
Graphic Novel, Age 15 or older

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Setting: Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee

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