This comic is about people trying to live normal lives in extraordinary circumstances.The war is inescapable. It permeates every aspect of their lives in incredible ways. At one point someone takes out their wedding photos and describes how everyone had to run to the church amid sniper fire. The artwork is simple black and white drawings, but wonderfully creative and expressive. It's easy to read about a war and forget about the civilians and the children, committing acts of bravery all the time just by living. I'm glad that Abirached shared their story and hers with us.
A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return by Zeina Abirached
6th - 8th Grade
Tags: Biography, Comics, Family Life, Issues Fiction, People of Color