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War Brothers: The Graphic Novel - Sharon E. McKay, Daniel LaFrance
War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
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Praise for War Brothers, the novel by Sharon E. McKay: War Brothers is a novel that very accurately portrays the criminality of adults who abduct kids to carry out crimes against humanity... This engrossing book is a vivid look at the hideous crimes committed by such groups and should be read... show more
Praise for War Brothers, the novel by Sharon E. McKay: War Brothers is a novel that very accurately portrays the criminality of adults who abduct kids to carry out crimes against humanity... This engrossing book is a vivid look at the hideous crimes committed by such groups and should be read by anyone wanting to know about Kony's LRA. -- Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire (Retired), international child soldier advocate The life of a child soldier is full of unthinkable violence ... But the human capacity to connect with others and for survival is remarkable. Jacob is a 14-year-old Ugandan who is sent away to a boys' school. Once there, he assures his friend Tony that they need not be afraid -- they will be safe. But not long after, in the shadow of the night, the boys are abducted. Marched into the jungle, they are brought to an encampment of the feared rebel soldiers. They are told they must kill or be killed, and their world turns into a terrifying struggle to endure and survive. In time, the boys escape. Hunted by the rebels, stalked by a lion, and even pursued by river crocs, they miraculously succeed in reaching safety. However, it is no longer enough. Jacob wrestles with the question of whether we are all really beasts inside. He decides the way through the pain is to record his story. Daniel Lafrance's powerful, striking, and poignant artwork and the crisp, evocative text vividly capture the haunting experiences of a young boy caught in a brutal war. This graphic novel is based on an award-winning YA novel by Sharon McKay. Sharon has spent time with child soldiers and based this story on real-life accounts.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781554514885 (1554514886)
Publisher: Annick Press
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0
I picked this graphic novel up from a library’s display as I loved the cover and the title. I didn’t know until I got home what the novel was about and after I read the synopsis, I realized that I had picked up a gem. I loved everything about this novel. The story is about the LRA (Lord’s Resistan...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 War Brothers
Reading this was heart breaking, and I cannot even begin to imagine how long and arduous is the healing process is for a child soldier, or at least for those fortunate enough to escape and to be rehabilitated. This story, itself, is fiction, but it is based on real accounts of former child soldiers,...
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 War Brothers: The Graphic Novel
An intense, powerful story about children abducted into Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.
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