The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

Written and illustrated by Don Brown

Hardcover edition

Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Imprint Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN


Awards and Honors 2019 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner <br> 2019 Sibert Award Honor <br> ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019 <br> Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019 <br> MRLS Cream of the Crop - 2019 <br> <i>CCBC Choices</i> 2019 Choice: Contemporary People, Places, and Events <br> <i>Kirkus</i> Best Books, Young Adult - 2018 <br> NYPL Best Books for Teens - 2018 <br> <i>Horn Book</i> Fanfare - 2018 <br> <i>Nonfiction Detectives</i> Best Nonfiction - 2018

The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees

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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

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.
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