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War brothers : the graphic novel

Author: Sharon E McKay; Daniel Lafrance
Publisher: Toronto ; New York ; Vancouver : Annick Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Romans graphiques
War stories
Young adult books
Adaptations Comic books, strips, etc
Comic books, strips, etc
Bandes dessinées
Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKay, Sharon E.
War brothers.
Toronto : Annick Press, ©2013
(OCoLC)811407114
Named Person: Sharon E McKay
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon E McKay; Daniel Lafrance
ISBN: 9781554514892 1554514894 9781554514885 1554514886
OCLC Number: 811407112
Notes: Adaptation of: War brothers / Sharon McKay.
Description: 163 pages : chiefly colour illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Paperback / softback --
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.
Responsibility: Sharon E. McKay, Daniel Lafrance ; art by Daniel Lafrance.

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This title would be a great addition to any Junior High or High School and could be used as a supplement for Social Studies or English classrooms... Highly recommended.--Jennifer Flaherty"Library Read more...

 
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