EventsMiddle Readers Online Book Group - "When Stars are Scattered" by Victoria Jamieson

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Middle Readers Online Book Group - "When Stars are Scattered" by Victoria Jamieson

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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Celebrate the love of reading with others in our community. The Middle Readers Online Book Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For tweens/teens in 5th to 8th grade.

This month's selection is When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

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.

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Suitable for:
Teens
Tween
Type:
Book & Movie Discussions
Language:
English

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