When Stars are Scattered

by Omar Mohamed

Rating: 4     3 Votes

Tags: Set in KENYA Female author Male author

When Stars are Scattered

Description:
Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. Separated from their mother, they are looked after by a friendly stranger. Life in the camp isn't always easy. The hunger is constant . . . but there's football to look forward to, and now there's a chance Omar will get to go to school . . .With a heart-wrenching fairytale ending, this incredible true story is brought to life by Victoria's stunning illustrations. This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 year olds.

Reviews

Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Emily
(1 year ago)
23 Dec, 2022
This middle grade graphic novel is deep! I want to press it into the hands of everyone in America. It strikes a great tone, neither romanticizing nor catastrophizing events in a refugee camp. It covers hard things in ways that are appropriate for a middle grade audience.

Add comment

Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Somalia flag Somalia
Language: EN
Genre: Memoir

More books from Somalia

The Fortune Men Twin Ambitions Desert Flower

More books from Read Around Africa Challenge

The Veil And The Male Elite El repudio Dreams in a Time of War