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When Stars Are Scattered (Paperback)

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For this excellent graphic novel memoir, Victoria Jameison worked closely with Omar Mohamed, a Somali refugee and founder of the nonprofit Refugee Strong, to tell Mohamed’s story of growing up in a refugee camp, which included caring for his younger brother Hassan, who has a developmental disability. The characters are deeply relatable, and the realities of refugee life are presented without being overwhelming or melodramatic. A great choice for fans of nonfiction and historical fiction graphic novels like March and White Bird.

— Molly

An unforgettable true story of two Somali brothers living in a refugee camp in Kenya. Separated from their mother, Omar tries to find hope through education. He also cares for his younger brother who has a seizure disorder and can't speak. Through hope, love and resilience, the author paints a powerful picture of refugee life.

— Noreen

Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List

“A timely, powerful, and important book for our time. This memoir of a childhood largely spent in a Kenyan refugee camp is skillfully adapted into a graphic novel. The combined talents of Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson result in a harrowing yet triumphant portrait of life as a refugee. Readers feel Omar’s gnawing, constant worry; we revel in his unflagging hope for a better future. When Stars Are Scattered, a story of great hardship, affirms the power of resilience and goodness to remake lives.”
— Christopher Rose, The Spirit of '76 Bookstore, Marblehead, MA

Product Details
ISBN: 9786263053489
ISBN-10: 6263053488
Publisher: Qi Zi Tian Xia Chu Ban
Publication Date: November 30th, 2022
Language: Chinese