When Stars are Scattered

by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Rating: 4.5     20 Votes

Tags: Set in KENYA Female author Male author

When Stars are Scattered

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.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Emily
(3 months 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.

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Challenge: Read Around Africa Challenge
Country: Somalia flag Somalia
Language: EN
Genre: Memoir
Recommended: 23 Dec 2022

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