A refugee at 4, he felt like a lost star. Now his voice shines in a graphic memoir

Omar Mohamed, left, and his brother, Hassan. In the graphic memoir he coauthored, When Stars Are Scattered, Mohamed shares what their life was like in the refugee camps in Kenya — and their journey to resettlement in the U.S.

When Stars Are Scattered is the story of Omar Mohamed’s years at a refugee camp in Kenya. He cared for his brother and found the courage to dream big. The book was a National Book Awards finalist.

(Image credit: Omar Mohamed)

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