Dear World: A Syrian Girl's Story of War and Plea For Peace

3 CDs. 3:50 hrs. S. & S. Audio. Oct. 2017. $19.99. ISBN 9781508242079. digital download.
Gr 7 Up—Bana may be seven years old, but owing to the war in Syria, she has needed to grow up quickly. Her family has been devastated and she has been exposed to truths that most seven-year-olds are never aware of. She was encouraged to express her concerns to the world on Twitter and she quickly gained a large following. Dear World is told in Bana's own words with some additional chapters written by her mother. They wanted to tell their story in the hopes that the world would not underestimate the atrocities that are taking place. Lameece Issaq's narration brings the listener into Bana's world.
VERDICT This timely audiobook will make a good supplemental addition to a middle school, high school, or public library collection.

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