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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

When Stars Are Scattered

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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
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Apr 14, 2020 | ISBN 9780525553915

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Praise

A New York Times Bestseller
National Book Award Finalist
Schneider Family Book Award, Middle School Honor
YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens
YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Nominee

Walter Award Winner (Younger Readers)
Amazon Best Children’s Book of 2020
New York Times Book Review Notable Children’s Book
TIME Best Book of the Year
School Library Journal Best Book of 2020
Kirkus Best Children’s Book of 2020
NYPL Best Book for Kids
NPR’s Book Concierge Pick

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Finalist
Charlotte Huck Award Honor Book
2021 ALSC Notable Children’s Books List
2021 Children’s Africana Book Award Honor Book
2021 Josette Frank Award Winner

2021 Notable Books for a Global Society List

★ ”Jamieson’s characteristically endearing art, warmly colored by Geddy, perfectly complements Omar’s story, conjuring memorable and sympathetic characters who will stay with readers long after they close the book . . . This engaging, heartwarming story does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.” —Kirkus, starred review

★ “With this sensitive and poignant tale, Jamieson and Mohamed express the power of the human spirit to persevere.” —School Library Journal, starred review

★ “Tragedy is certainly present throughout the story, yet Mohamed and Jamieson’s focus on deep familial love and education works to subvert many refugee stereotypes.” —Horn Book, starred review

★ “Mohamed’s experience is unfortunately not unique, but it is told with grace, humility, and forgiveness. This beautiful memoir is not to be missed.” —Booklist, starred review

★ “Jamieson and Mohamed together craft a cohesive, winding story that balances daily life and boredom, past traumas, and unforeseen outcomes alongside camp denizens’ ingenuity and community . . . colorist Iman Geddy’s deep purple skies drive home the title. The result of this team effort is a personal and poignant entry point for young readers trying to understand an unfair world.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ ”The graphic novel presentation and first person narration from the young narrator creates an immediacy and connection with the events of the story. Readers are quickly drawn into Omar’s world and worry for him and his friends.” —School Library Connection

“Over the next fifteen years chronicled in this moving, slightly fictionalized graphic novel, the boys grow to manhood in an overcrowded tent city . . . Jamieson’s artwork, affectionately depicting resilient kids who manage to carve out lives in a community with few solid prospects, reprises the inviting ebullience readers will recognize from Roller Girl and All’s Faire.”  —BCCB


YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Awards

Josette Frank Award WINNER 2021

American Library Association’s YALSA Quick Pick SELECTION

IRA Notable Books for a Global Society SELECTION 2021

School Library Journal Best Book of the Year SELECTION 2020

YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults SELECTION

Jane Addams Children’s Book Award FINALIST 2021

National Book Award Finalist FINALIST

Schneider Family Book Award HONOR

Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books AWARD 2020

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