Virtual Kids Book Club - When Stars are Scattered - Zoom LIVE

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

ABOUT WHEN STARS ARE SCATTERED

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 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.

Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children’s book designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship, and has lived in Australia, Italy, and Canada. She now lives with her family in Pennsylvania. She is the author of Roller Girl, All's Faire in Middle School, and Olympig!

Book is available for sale through Rediscovered Books.

This event is free and open to the public.  Event Brite ticket registration is required and can be accessed here

Event address: 
180 North 8th Street
Boise, ID 83702
When Stars Are Scattered Cover Image
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson (Illustrator), Iman Geddy (Illustrator)
$20.99
ISBN: 9780525553915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2020