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Author Jamieson, Victoria, author, illustrator.

Title When stars are scattered / Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed ; color by Iman Geddy.

Publication Info. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020]

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Children's & Young Adult Collection  CH/YA 305.9069 Jamies Whe 2020    Available  ---
Description 256 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Fourth grade students
Fifth grade students
Sixth grade students
Seventh grade students
Eighth grade students
Middle school students
School children
Audience 009-012. Dial Books for Young Readers.
4-6. Dial Books for Young Readers.
GN530L lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader MG 3.7 4.0.
Form Also available in electronic format.
Note "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
Summary 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 Omar's 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. Heartbreak, 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 bestselling author/artist Victoria Jamieson by Omar Mohamed, the Somali man who lived the story and went on to help so many other refugees. -- From dust jacket.
Awards 2022 Sequoyah Intermediate Award
2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature
2020 Jane Addams Children's Book Award
2021 Schneider Family Book Award
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.
Refugee camps.
United States.
Genre/Form Nonfiction comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Juvenile works.
Added Author Mohamed, Omar (Social worker), author.
Geddy, Iman, colorist.
Other Form: Online version: Jamieson, Victoria. When stars are scattered. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020] 9780525553922 (DLC) 2019047887
ISBN 9780525553915 (hardcover)
0525553916 (hardcover)
9780525553908 (paperback)
0525553908 (paperback)
9780525553922 (electronic book)
0525553924 (electronic book)
9781725483132 (FollettBound)
1725483130 (FollettBound)