Welcome to the new world / a graphic novel by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan
Comic Book/Graphic Novel | Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company | 2020 | First edition.
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First edition.
179 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Originally published as a twenty-two part series in the New York Times.
"After escaping a Syrian prison, Ibrahim Aldabaan and his family fled the country to seek protection in America. Among the few refugees to receive visas, they finally landed in JFK airport on November 8, 2016, Election Day. The family had reached a safe harbor, but woke up to the world of Donald Trump and a Muslim ban that would sever them from the grandmother, brothers, sisters, and cousins stranded in exile in Jordan. Welcome to the New World tells the Aldabaans' story. Resettled in Connecticut with little English, few friends, and even less money, the family of seven strive to create something like home. As a blur of language classes, job-training programs, and the fearsome first days of high school (with hijab) give way to normalcy, the Aldabaans are lulled into a sense of security. A white van cruising slowly past the house prompts some unease, which erupts into full terror when the family receives a death threat and is forced to flee and start all over yet again. The America in which the Aldabaans must make their way is by turns kind and ignorant, generous and cruel, uplifting and heartbreaking"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Halpern, Jake. Welcome to the new world First edition. New York : Metropolitan Books, 2020 9781250305602 (DLC) 2020013951
9781250305596 (trade paperback)
1250305594 (trade paperback)
9781250305602 (electronic book)
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