83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary

Don Brown

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83 Days in Mariupol: A War Diary by Brown, Don
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A young adult graphic novel that captures the complexities of the war in Ukraine, focusing on the siege of Mariupol (Feb '22 - May '22) and the brave people who stayed to defend their city against Russian forces as well as the resulting effects on global politics.

A city ruined. In once quiet residential streets, two armies battle, driving people into cellars and basements with little food or water. No lights or heat. Dwindling medical supplies. Shells and bullets deliver cruel, random death to the young and old, men, women, and children.

This is Mariupol, a Ukrainian city and early target of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Bordering Russian-occupied territory, the coastal city seemed doomed to a defeat that would come within days, if not hours. Could Mariupol, and Ukraine, survive? As Russian rockets threatened the city, Ukrainians resisted, and with a heroic combination of sacrifice and bravery, the besieged city endured . . . for months. But it all came at a steep cost.

With compassion and his keen journalist's eye, Sibert Honor creator Don Brown illuminates the horrors of Mariupol and the depredations of its people not seen in the city since World War II. He also shows that outside of Mariupol, the city's agonies were mirrored by similar events occurring in towns and cities across Ukraine.

83 Days in Mariupol reminds us that the bloody defiance shown at the Alamo, Dunkirk, Leningrad, and Thermopylae isn't confined to the past but has a violent, modern presence. It is the story of senseless destruction, patriotism, and grit against long odds--a brutal battle whose consequences still reverberate across Ukraine and continue to reshape the global political landscape.

Read more books by Don Brown:

    Run and Hide: How Jewish Youth Escaped the Holocaust In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months, and Years after the 9/11 AttacksFever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees


Publisher: Clarion Books
Published: 05/16/2023
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 6.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780063311565
Age: Young Adult


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2023
School Library Journal 04/01/2023 pg. 148
Publishers Weekly 04/10/2023
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2023 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 04/15/2023 pg. 35
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2023 pg. 137