The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees
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.
Author’s journal describing his visits to refugee camps. Author’s note on recent global events. Source notes. Bibliography. Poem. Full-color illustrations rendered in pen and ink with digital paint.
JLG Release: Oct 2018
Awards & Honors
2019 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner
2019 Sibert Award Honor
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Contemporary People, Places, and Events
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book Magazine*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*, Booklist
10 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Level 5.7; Points: 1;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 0; Points: 0;
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt