When Stars Are Scattered

When Stars Are Scattered

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Series: Episodes, Episode 174
ASIN: 0525553908
ISBN: 0525553908


I'm not usually a big graphic novel reader, but this one is a perfect exception. And you know what? I think it's even better on audio. One of the best audio book experiences I've ever had, in fact! It's an immersive dip into Omar Mohamed's true story of being a Somali refugee that will capture your heart. The publisher recommends this one for ages 8-12, but I think it's probably better for ages 12+. Or just listen to it yourself. You'll be glad you did!


A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl.

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About the Book

From the publisher: 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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