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Author: Victoria Jamieson; Omar Mohamed, (Social worker); Iman Geddy
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omars nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future...but it would also mean leaving his brother, his only family member remaining, every  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Graphic novels
Biographies
Biographical comic books
Nonfiction comics
Autobiographical comics
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jamieson, Victoria.
When stars are scattered.
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020]
(DLC) 2019047887
Named Person: Omar Mohamed, (Social worker); Omar Mohamed, (Social worker); Omar Mohamed, (Social worker)
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Jamieson; Omar Mohamed, (Social worker); Iman Geddy
ISBN: 9780525553915 0525553916 9780525553908 0525553908
OCLC Number: 1109416697
Notes: "This book is a work of fiction based on true events. It reflects the author's present recollections of experiences over time. Some names and characteristics have been changed or invented, some events have been compressed, and dialogue has been re-created"--Title page verso
Awards: Winner of Josette Frank Award 2021
Short-listed for Jane Addams Children's Book Award 2021
Short-listed for National Book Award Finalist.
Commended for Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School) 2021
Target Audience: 009-012.; 4-6.; GN530L
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed ; color by Iman Geddy.

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Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never enough food, achingly dull, and without access to the medical care Omars nonverbal brother needs. So when Omar has the opportunity to go to school, he knows it might be a chance to change their future...but it would also mean leaving his brother, his only family member remaining, every day. Heartbreat, hope, and gentle humor exist together in this graphic novel about a childhood spent waiting, and a young man who is able to create a sense of family and home in the most difficult of settings. It's an intimate, important, unforgettable look at the day-to-day life of a refugee, as told to New York Times bestseling author/artist Vcitroia Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story and went on to help so many other refugees. --
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A New York Times BestsellerNational Book Award FinalistSchneider Family Book Award, Middle School HonorYALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersYALSA Read more...

 
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