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Author: Victoria Jamieson & Omar Mohamed


Illustrator: Victoria Jamieson & Iman Geddy

2020 National Book Award Finalist! Omar and his younger brother Hassan have spent most of their lives in a refugee camp in Kenya. Life there is difficult. There’s never enough to eat and things can get kind of dull. Also, Omar feels for his nonverbal brother who doesn’t have access to the medical care he needs. When Omar gets the opportunity to attend school, he knows it could be his one chance to change their future. But going to classes means leaving his brother behind, the only family he has left. Your young readers will be moved as Omar Mohamed recounts the heartbreaking and hopeful story of his life and eventual arrival in America in this beautiful graphic novel. Ages 9 and up. 264pp.