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 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
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
MRLS Cream of the Crop - 2019
CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Contemporary People, Places, and Events
Kirkus Best Books, Young Adult - 2018
NYPL Best Books for Teens - 2018
Horn Book Fanfare - 2018
Nonfiction Detectives Best Nonfiction - 2018
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 CountsN/A
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt