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Brown, Don

Summary: Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 BRO

Summary: Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work, a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage, follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Grasshopper Film 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAS

Kullab, Samya

Summary: "A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers - all to find safety in the West."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Firefly Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Oversize, Call number: YA 741.5 KUL

Abboud, Samer Nassif

Summary: In this fully revised second edition of his acclaimed text, Samer Abboud provides an in-depth analysis of Syria's descent into civil war, the subsequent stalemate, and the consequences of Russian military involvement after 2015.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.91 ABD

Eid, Kassem

Summary: Kassem Eid survived arrest in al-Assad's regime, a chemical weapons attack that shocked the world, and the siege of a city where he fought with the Syrian rebel army. This is his story--a unique and powerfully moving testimony for our times, with a foreword by Janine di Giovanni. On August 21, 2013, Kassem Eid nearly died in a sarin gas attack in the town of Moadamiya. At least 1,500 people...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 EID, KASSEM EID

Al Abed, Bana

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AL ABED, BANA AL

Castro, Rachel

Summary: In this book, leveled text and vibrant, full-color photographs help readers to understand the journeys that Syrian-Americans took to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jump! 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 956.9104 CAS

Thomson, Mike

Summary: "Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest of the Syrian capital. Yet for four years it lived in another world. Besieged by government forces early in the Syrian Civil War, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by heavy artillery, and under the constant fire of snipers. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a hidden library. While the streets above echoed...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 956.9104 THO

Pearlman, Wendy

Summary: "Based on interviews with hundreds of displaced Syrians conducted over four years across the Middle East and Europe, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled is a breathtaking mosaic of first-hand testimonials from the frontlines. Some of the testimonies are several pages long, eloquent narratives that could stand alone as short stories; others are only a few sentences, poetic and aphoristic....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Custom House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9 PEAR

Alpeyrie, Jonathan

Summary: "Discover a gripping and harrowing tale of war and torture from the man who lived it in this powerful memoir by the celebrated war journalist who not only documented over a dozen conflict zones worldwide but was also captured and held hostage by Syrian rebels in 2013. Capturing history was Jonathan Alpeyrie's job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ALPEYRIE, JONATHAN ALP

Summary: A look at the life of journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria in 2012 and became the first American citizen to be killed by the terrorist group ISIS. Friends, family and professional colleagues share their recollections of him in this documentary. Directed by Brian Oakes who was a childhood friend of Foley's, this award-winning documentary provides an in-depth look into the life and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC JIM

Erlich, Reese W.

Summary: "Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9 ERL

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: The Frontline film is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab's life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: A documentary that follows the efforts of "Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently," a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. With deeply personal access, this is the story of a brave group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Broad Green Pictures 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF CIT

Bontinck, Dimitri

Summary: Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's worst nightmare. His teenage son, introduced to Islam by his girlfriend, fell into the clutches of a radical mosque. Dimitri watched helplessly as his son, Jay, transformed from a gentle boy to a soldier in training, wearing traditional robes and following a strict diet. Completely brainwashed, Jay snuck out of the house and traveled to Syria, all but...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 BON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BONTINCK, DIMITRI BON

Fleming, Melissa (Melissa R.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Abouzeid, Rania

Summary: This astonishing book by the prize-winning journalist Rania Abouzeid tells the tragedy of the Syrian War through the dramatic stories of four young people seeking safety and freedom in a shattered country. Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9 ABO

Dagher, Sam

Summary: A Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter and former prisoner of the pro Assad militia presents a revisionist account of the Syrian Civil War that incorporates previously unpublished details about the origins and persistence of its human atrocities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.9104 DAG

Lefteri, Christy

7 holds on 4 copies

Summary: "Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo--until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has gone blind, and so they must embark on a perilous journey through Turkey and Greece towards an uncertain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2019

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Hosseini, Khaled

Summary: Sea Prayer is composed in the form of a letter, from a father to his son, on the eve of their journey. Watching over his sleeping son, the father reflects on the dangerous sea-crossing that lies before them. It is also a vivid portrait of their life in Homs, Syria, before the war, and of that city's swift transformation from a home into a deadly war zone.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin House LLC 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC HOS

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION HOS

Khadivi, Laleh

Summary: "Laguna Beach, California, 2009. Alireza Courdee, a fourteen-year-old straight-A student and chemistry whiz, takes his first hit of pot. In as long as it takes to inhale and exhale, he is transformed from the high-achieving son of Iranian immigrants into a happy-go-lucky stoner. He loses his virginity, takes up surfing, and sneaks away to all-night raves. For the first time, Reza--now...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KHA

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KHA

Williams, Brian Glyn

Summary: "Counter Jihad is the first history of America's military operations against radical Islamists, from the Taliban-controlled Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan, to the Sunni Triangle of Iraq, to ISIS's headquarters in the deserts of central Syria, giving both generalists and specialists an overview of events that were followed by millions but understood by few. Williams provides the missing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pennsylvania Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 WIL

Mitchell, Jane

Summary: Forced to leave his home in war-torn Syria, thirteen-year-old Ghalib makes an arduous journey with his family to a refugee camp in Turkey. Includes glossary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MIT

Cudi, Azad

Summary: "A gripping narrative by an Iran-born Kurdish journalist who joined the ranks of the Kurdish army as a sniper in the fight against ISIS. In 2002, at the age of nineteen, Azad, a young Iranian-Kurdish man, was conscripted into Iran's army and forced to fight against his own people. Refusing to go to war against his fellow Kurds, Azad deserted and smuggled himself to the United Kingdom, where he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 956.91 CUD