When Stars Are Scattered

DUE IN APRIL: Omar’s childhood was interrupted when militants overtook his peaceful village in Somalia, killing his father and forcing the villagers to run for their lives.  Separated from their mother, four-year-old Omar and baby brother Hassan fled to a refugee camp in Kenya. As they grew up, Omar cared for Hassan, who was nonverbal and differently abled, and they were taken in by a foster mother.  Omar fought for his education, and after years of endless waiting, the stars finally aligned. A stunning account of resilience, hope, and the truest love you can ever imagine, When Stars Are Scattered gives voice and humanity to those most often rejected. Recommended by Mary

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By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780525553908
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 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.