89 pages 2 hours read

Omar Mohamed, Victoria Jamieson

When Stars Are Scattered

Nonfiction | Graphic Novel/Book | Middle Grade | Published in 2020

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Further Reading & Resources

Further Reading: Literature

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai (2011)

Inspired by the author’s life experiences as a refugee of the Vietnam War, this middle-grade novel in verse follows young Ha as she navigates school and family conflict in her new home in the US.

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park (2010)

Based on a true story, young Salva must flee the Second Sudanese Civil War as a “Lost Boy of Sudan” and make his way to several refugee camps before resettling in the US.

Further Reading: Beyond Literature (Nonfiction)

This is an NPR interview with Omar Mohamed about his life and When Stars Are Scattered.

This is a transcribed interview on School Library Journal with the authors in which they discuss the content of the book and choices to fictionalize some parts of it.