War brothers : the graphic novel

by McKay, Sharon E.,

Format: Print Book ©2013.
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Jacob and his friends, Paul, Tony, and Norman, are safely tucked away at a well-guarded boarding school in Uganda until the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) arrives, kills their teachers, and captures the boys to become child soldiers. Forced to endure long treks through the jungle with little or no food, the boys are beaten and forced to kill, sometimes even other child soldiers. With the help of a young girl and the army's cook, though, they eventually manage to escape. McKay and Lafrance based this harrowing story on interviews with escaped child soldiers, and they have kept their focus on the young survivors as they desperately cling to their beliefs, hold out hope for rescue, and struggle with reintegrating into their communities, where people fear that the boys have been irrevocably changed into killers. Lafrance's panels are tinted with soft, rich colors, which belie the heartrending content within. This is a sorrowful and all-too-true story, but one that ends on a hopeful note.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McKay's 2008 novel about Ugandan children abducted to fight in the Lord's Resistance Army returns in a graphic novel adaptation, which makes an already harrowing story all the more visceral. (Readers may have become familiar with the LRA through the short film Kony 2012, which generated significant attention in 2012.) McKay's fictional story, based on real events and people, focuses on 14-year-old Jacob, who is abducted from a seminary in Uganda along with 37 other boys in 2002. This is Lafrance's first graphic novel, and it's a striking debut. In much the same way that the story forces readers to see these child soldiers as both victims and killers (albeit unwilling ones, often), Lafrance contrasts Uganda's beauty with the brutality endured by Jacob and the other children. Images of lush jungle alternate with horrifying scenes, such as one in which three boys are forced to beat one of their own to death. As upsetting as this story is-all the more for its basis in the ongoing reality for children still conscripted into the LRA-McKay doesn't leave readers without a sense of hope. Ages 14-up. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Child soldiers -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Kidnapping victims -- Uganda -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Courage -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Toronto ; New York : Buffalo, NY :Annick Press ;©2013.
Distributed in the U.S.A. by Firefly Books,
Contributors Lafrance, Daniel, author, artist.
Language English
Notes Adaptation of: War brothers / Sharon McKay. Toronto : Puffin, 2008.
Description 163 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
ISBN 9781554514885 (pbk.)
1554514886 (pbk.)
9781554514892 (hardcover)
1554514894 (hardcover)
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