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War Brothers

The Graphic Novel

By Sharon E McKay

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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9781554514892


Format: Book
Author: McKay, Sharon E
Title: War brothers : the graphic novel / Sharon E. McKay, Daniel Lafrance ; art by Daniel Lafrance.
Publisher Date: Toronto : Annick Press, c2013.
Subject: McKay, Sharon E. -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature. Child soldiers -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc. Child soldiers -- Uganda -- Teen fiction. Kidnapping victims -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc. Kidnapping victims -- Uganda -- Teen fiction. Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc. Friendship -- Teen fiction. Courage -- Comic books, strips, etc. Courage -- Teen fiction. Graphic novels
Isbn: 9781554514892 (bound) 1554514894 (bound) 9781554514885 (pbk.) 1554514886 (pbk.)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: Teen graphic novel McKay
Oclc: 811407112
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Bib Id: 425479

Format: Book
Author: McKay, Sharon E.
Title: War brothers : the graphic novel / Sharon E. McKay, Daniel Lafrance ; art by Daniel Lafrance.
Publisher, Date: Toronto : Annick Press, c2013.
Description: 163 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: McKay, Sharon E. -- Adaptations -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Child soldiers -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Child soldiers -- Uganda -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Kidnapping victims -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Kidnapping victims -- Uganda -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Friendship -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Courage -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Courage -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Other Author: Lafrance, Daniel.
Other Author: McKay, Sharon E. War brothers.
Notes: Adaptation of: War brothers / Sharon McKay.
Notes: Issued also in electronic format.
ISBN: 9781554514892 (bound)
ISBN: 1554514894 (bound)
ISBN: 9781554514885 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1554514886 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: Teen graphic novel McKay