War Brothers

War Brothers

The Graphic Novel

Book - 2013
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The unforgettable story of a child soldier. 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, c2013.
ISBN: 9781554514885
1554514886
9781554514892
1554514894
Branch Call Number: YA GRAPHIC McKay Sharon
Characteristics: 163 p. :,chiefly col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: McKay, Sharon E.
Lafrance, Daniel

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JCLChrisK Jan 16, 2014

This is a barely fictionalized account of one boy's experience being "recruited" into Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda in the early 2000s. "Recruited," in this case, means kidnapped, starved, beaten, and broken, then taught to hate oneself as an irredeemabl... Read More »


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JCLChrisK Jan 16, 2014

This is a barely fictionalized account of one boy's experience being "recruited" into Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda in the early 2000s. "Recruited," in this case, means kidnapped, starved, beaten, and broken, then taught to hate oneself as an irredeemable monster by being forced to kill innocent people to survive--when, for example, after first being taken and forced to march for days with no food, one of the boys is too weak to continue, three of his friends are told to beat him to death with logs or have their arms chopped off with machetes. It's a gruesome tale made all the more horrific by its truth. Powerful images relate the awful string of events. It's a quick read, but a dense and important one considering this is not a lesson from history, but an ongoing occurrence in our real world.

flash2121 Jun 21, 2013

it a good book to read and see....

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3reading4stem2011
Jun 04, 2013

I think that all young people should read this one. Why? So they can understand that there are those whom will do evil and use them in a bad manner to make other suffer.

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