When Stars Are Scattered

ISBN-10: 0525553908
ISBN-13: 9780525553908
Author: Jamieson, Victoria and Omar Mohamed
Illustrated by: Jamieson, Victoria and Iman Geddy
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: April 2020

Copyright: 2020

Page Count: 264


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Lexile: GN530L
Accelerated Reader Level: 3.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 4.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Africa

Description
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 little brother, Hassan, arrived in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya, seven years ago. Their father was killed the day they left home, and they haven't seen their mother since they joined their neighbors who were fleeing to Dadaab. Now Omar is eleven and Hassan is nine, and Omar has quit school to look after his brother, who has an intellectual disability. When Omar is given the opportunity to return to school and carve out a future for himself and Hassan, he feels torn. He loves school and could have the opportunity to earn a coveted scholarship to a North American university--and with it a visa for himself and Hassan. But is it worth the risk and heartache of leaving his vulnerable brother for hours each day? Told in Victoria Jamieson's engaging and accessible graphic-novel style and based on Omar Mohamed's gripping true story, this book is an intimate, important look at day-to-day life in a refugee camp.
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