Graphic Novel Review: Zenobia by Morten Dürr, illustrated by Lars Horneman

Zenobia by Morten Dürr, illustrated by Lars Horneman. Seven Stories Press, 2018. 9781609808730. 93pp.

In the opening pages of this graphic novel, a young Syrian refugee’s boat capsizes. Under the water she has flashbacks about her joyous life at home with her parents, and about the day after the war started that they didn’t come home. She dreams of Zenobia, the warrior queen of Syria, and of the day her uncle came to get her s they could flee their war-torn country.

It’s a quick, riveting read, and a book that’s nearly wordless. This is an affecting story that could find a home in any library.


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