Zenobia

Zenobia

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Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. She was courageous. No one gave her orders. Once she even went to war against the emperor of Rome. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and making dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.
Publisher: New York : Triangle Square, 2018
ISBN: 9781609808730
1609808738
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Horneman, Lars - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Zenobia. English

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JCLEmmaF May 15, 2019

Well, that absolutely shattered my heart and then stomped on every piece. If you need me I'll be in the cry room.

JCLStefanieE Apr 24, 2019

Gorgeous art accompanies this devastating story of a young Syrian refugee told mostly through pictures. It would make an excellent book for a later Elementary or Middle School social studies course.

JCLOctavia Mar 20, 2019

There are few words in this graphic novel. A powerful story of a little girl in Syria and how she became a refugee.

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Archeteuthys
Feb 12, 2019

Super fast read.

Beautiful, heartbreaking, humanizing. That is all.

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kirstenburt
Nov 27, 2018

Beautiful and heart breaking! A reminder that any of us could have our lives upended by war.

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