march, 2022

wed16mar4:00 PM4:45 PMEvent OverZoom Event: Graphic Novel Club - When Stars Are Scattered4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Event Details

Love graphic novels? We do too! Join Ms. Alex on Zoom to discuss When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed. Books will be provided to the first three people to sign up!

Registration is required for this free Zoom event – please RSVP as soon as possible, as spaces are limited. A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event.

A National Book Award Finalist, this remarkable graphic novel is about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a former 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.

Time

(Wednesday) 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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