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 depicts life in a refugee camp.
A heart-wrenching true story about life in a Kenyan refugee camp that will restore your faith in real-life happy endings.
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.
‘Does everything one can ask of a book, and then some.’ Kirkus
‘Fantastic graphic novel.’ The New York Times Book Review
‘Sensitive and poignant.’ School Library Journal
‘Not to be missed.’ Booklist
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