When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed

When Stars Are Scattered

Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed with Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator)

nonfiction memoir middle grade emotional sad slow-paced

264 pages | first published 2020


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...
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