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

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

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  • 103 of 172 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 4 copies available at Harnett County Library System.


  • 1 current hold with 172 total copies.

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Angier Public Library J 305.9069 Jam / Graphic Novels (Text) 33632002693571 Juvenile Graphic Novel Checked out 07/21/2022
Dunn Public Library J 741.5973 Jam / Graphic Novels (Text) 33436001723490 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Erwin Public Library J 305.9069 Jam / Graphic Novels (Text) 33631001598526 Juvenile Graphic Novel Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525553915
  • ISBN: 0525553916
  • ISBN: 9780525553908
  • ISBN: 0525553908
  • ISBN: 9781725483132
  • ISBN: 1725483130
  • Physical Description: 256 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General 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, etc.:
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 knows his 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, the only family member he has left, 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.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-12. Dial Books for Young Readers.
Grades 4-6. Dial Books for Young Readers.
GN530L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 4 508950.
Awards Note:
Winner of Josette Frank Award 2021.
Short-listed for Jane Addams Children's Book Award 2021.
Short-listed for National Book Award Finalist.
Subject: Mohamed, Omar (Social worker) > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > Somalia > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugees > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Refugee camps > Kenya > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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