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War Brothers

The Graphic Novel
McKay, Sharon E. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
War Brothers
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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.
Authors: McKay, Sharon E.
Title: War brothers
the graphic novel
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2013.
Characteristics: 163 p. :,chiefly col. ill., maps ;,25 cm.
Notes: Adaptation of "War brothers" by Sharon McKay, a book of fiction based on interviews in Gulu, Uganda.
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Lafrance, Daniel
McKay, Sharon E.
ISBN: 1554514886
9781554514885
1554514894
9781554514892
Statement of Responsibility: Sharon E. McKay, Daniel Lafrance ; art by Daniel Lafrance
Subject Headings: Courage Juvenile fiction. Courage Comic books, strips, etc. Friendship Juvenile fiction. Friendship Comic books, strips, etc. Kidnapping victims Uganda Juvenile fiction. Kidnapping victims Uganda Comic books, strips, etc. Child soldiers Uganda Juvenile fiction. Child soldiers Uganda Comic books, strips, etc. McKay, Sharon E. Adaptations Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Courage
Courage
Friendship
Friendship
Kidnapping victims
Kidnapping victims
Child soldiers
Child soldiers
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Jan 16, 2014
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Jun 21, 2013
  • flash2121 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Jun 04, 2013
  • 3reading4stem2011 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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May 27, 2013
  • EbonyNicole rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I thought you should be prepared for both the bad and the good. There is no shame in closing this book now."

Jocob to the readers

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