Dear World

Dear World

A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea for Peace

Large Print - 2017
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When seven-year-old Bana Alabed took to Twitter to describe the horrors she and her family were experiencing in war-torn Syria, her heartrending messages touched the world and gave a voice to millions of innocent children. Bana's happy childhood was abruptly upended by civil war when she was only three years old. Over the next four years, she knew nothing but bombing, destruction, and fear. Her harrowing ordeal culminated in a brutal siege where she, her parents, and two younger brothers were trapped in Aleppo, with little access to food, water, medicine, or other necessities. Facing death as bombs relentlessly fell around them--one of which completely destroyed their home--Bana and her family embarked on a perilous escape to Turkey.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432844431
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT B Al Abed 2017
Characteristics: 215 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Feb 26, 2018

What a wonderful book thro. the eyes of an 8yr. child, it brings the truth to light of what went on and is still going on in war torn Syria. A must read for everyone who wants to know the truth about what was and still is going on and for all the people that have gone thro. this horrific ordeal, they have my deepest sympathy!.

Jan 17, 2018

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. The toll war takes on children is made graphically and heart-breakingly apparent by this articulate and HOPEFUL young voice. I foresee reading groups and book clubs nation-wide falling in love with Bana. The question is, will her voice impel Americans to demand change in our foreign policy? Will we finally withhold our support for wars of choice?

Nov 05, 2017

Everyone should read this book.


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