When Stars Are Scattered
When Stars Are Scattered
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When Stars Are Scattered

Written by Omar Mohamed & illustrated by Iman Geddy
Published by Dial Books for Young Readers
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Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omar knows his nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future . . . but it would also mean leaving his brother, the only family member he has left, every day. Heartbreak, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It’s an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times Bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780525553908
    Publication Date
    April 14, 2020
    Text Details
    Text set in Roller Girl Bold and Avenir
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2019047886
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    1162511922
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0525553908

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