War Brothers

War Brothers

The Graphic Novel

Book - 2013
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When fourteen-year-old Jacob is brutally abducted and forced to become a child soldier, he struggles to hold on to his sanity and the will to escape.Daniel Lafrance's striking artwork and the poignant, powerful text capture the very essence of life as a child soldier. Readers will never forget the experiences of this young boy struggling to survive, unsure who to trust, afraid of succumbing to madness, and above all, desperate to get to freedom. In the end, Jacob engineers a daring escape.This graphic novel is based on the acclaimed novel of the same title, winner of a 2009 Arthur Ellis award. The author spent time in Uganda and based this story on real-life accounts of the horrors inflicted on child soldiers and their victims. This is a story of unthinkable violence, but also one of hope, courage, friendship, and family.
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press Ltd, 2013.
ISBN: 9781554515295
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

NYPL Staff Pick
Child soldiers in Uganda.
- Selection Team

THEGABEr Aug 06, 2012

This book was really good and even though its fiction I can think that this would be real for some kids in Uganda in the LRA or konys army. Good read for everyone 12+

Jun 16, 2011

A great book !!! but a really sad ending !

Taylorgirl Dec 20, 2010

Sad, but I thought it was good.

moomoo1104 Apr 21, 2010

good book

b4ttl3kid Apr 20, 2010

Ending was really good. It's very sad overall though. I recommend this for people who love adventure.

FiveDeltaForce Apr 20, 2010

This is a good book it really not for me.It is just so hard for me to read this. I am just not following it.

PrettyMarmar Apr 16, 2010

I liked this book a lot. Its really sad, but i couldn't put the book down. I strongly recommend this book for everyone.

fatima_almalki Apr 16, 2010

very nice book, although its sad and violent

camr1160 Apr 16, 2010

Loved this book, it really shows the hard life of Ugandans

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fatima_almalki Apr 16, 2010

Sharon McKay sets her new novel in Uganda, where Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has, since 1987, abducted up to 30,000 children from their villages and homes for use as soldiers and slaves. It is in these nightmarish times that the fates of 5 boys and a girl are entwined. Captured from their school by the LRA, the boys wait for rescue only to discover that if they are to survive they must rely on themselves. But friendship, courage, and resilience might not be enough to save them. Based in part upon interviews with child soldiers in Northern Uganda, War Brothers is a stunning depiction of the human cost of wars fought by children.


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