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OLDER FICTION
Kullab, Samya

Escape from Syria

(2) YA Illustrated by Jackie Roche. Color by Mike Freiheit. Protagonist Amina narrates this graphic novel set during the Syrian Civil War: in 2013, when an Aleppo City explosion displaced her family; and in 2017, when her family arrived as refugees in Canada. Using a full range of color and distinct lines to showcase facial expressions and body language, the artists humanize characters' struggles and resolve. The family's suffering is heartbreaking, but their resourcefulness and strength offers hope.

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