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Welcome to the new world / a graphic novel by Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan.

Halpern, Jake, (author.). Sloan, Michael, 1963- (artist.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Homer Public Library 741.5973 HAL 000161162 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250305596
  • ISBN: 1250305594
  • Physical Description: 179 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published as a 22-part series in the New York Times that garnered a Pulitzer for editorial cartooning.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Aldabaan family > Comic books strips, etc.
Refugees > Syria > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > United States > Social conditions > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > Social conditions.
United States.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographical comics.
Graphic novels.
Biographical comics.
Nonfiction comics.