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When stars are scattered / Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed.

Jamieson, Victoria, (author,, illustrator.). Mohamed, Omar (Social worker), (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J G JAM (Text) 33500013242417 New Available -
Lake Park LINK Site J G JAM (Text) 33500013242425 New On holds shelf -
Warroad Public Library j 921 MOH (Text) 35500006277626 Main Checked out 08/21/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525553915
  • ISBN: 0525553916
  • ISBN: 9780525553908
  • ISBN: 0525553908
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in a refugee camp, and when an opportunity for Omar to get an education comes along, he must decide between going to school every day or caring for his nonverbal brother in this intimate and touching portrayal of family and daily life in a refugee camp"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    *Starred Review* Omar Mohamed was a child when soldiers attacked his village in Somalia. Separated from his parents, he and his younger brother, Hassan, eventually made their way to Dadaab, a crowded refugee camp in Kenya where he now spends his days scrambling for food and taking care of Hassan, who is nonverbal and suffers from debilitating seizures. A chance to attend school is a dream come true, but the opportunity weighs heavily on Omar; school is a selfish choice when you have no parents and a brother who needs constant looking after. Debut author Mohamed shares his absorbing story with absolute honesty, laying bare every aspect of his life's many challenges; even after surviving unimaginable circumstances, he remains compassionate—to others as well as himself. While Mohamed's story is riveting in its own right, the illustrations bring warmth and depth to the tale. Drawing with evident empathy and deep respect, Jamieson captures the many significant moments in Mohamed's life with charming detail. Wonderfully expressive figures convey complex and conflicted emotions, and the rich colors imbue the story with life. Mohamed's experience is unfortunately not unique, but it is told with grace, humility, and forgiveness. This beautiful memoir is not to be missed. Grades 6-8. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the graphic novels All's Faire in Middle School and Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children's book designer before becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. Now she lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and son.

Omar Mohamed spent his childhood at the Dadaab camp, after his father was killed and he was separated from his mother in Somalia. He devoted everything to taking care of his younger brother, Hassan, and to pursuing his education. He now lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with his wife and five children, and works at a center to help resettle other refugees. He is the founder of Refugee Strong, a non-profit organization that empowers students living in refugee camps.

Iman Geddy, the colorist for this book, is an Atlanta-based designer and illustrator who is passionate about using the graphic arts for social good. Inspired by the geometric harmony of Islamic architecture as well as the colorful equatorial landscapes of eastern Africa, she creates striking art that highlights the beauty of the world around us.

Subject: Mohamed, Omar (Social worker) > Childhood and youth > Juvenile literature.
Mohamed, Omar (Social worker) > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > Somalia > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Refugees > Somalia > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Refugees > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugee camps > Kenya > Juvenile literature.
Refugee camps > Kenya > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers > Juvenile literature.
Brothers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers.
Refugee camps.
Refugees.
Kenya.
Somalia.
United States.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Biographies.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Juvenile works.

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