A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Omar Mohamed


Omar Mohamed spent his childhood at the Dadaab camp in Kenya. He now lives in Pennsylvania and works at a center to help resettle other refugees. He is the founder of Refugee Strong, a non-profit organization that empowers students living in refugee camps. His book is "When Stars Are Scattered" is a National Book Award Finalist for 2020. 

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Scheduled events:
Heartbreak and Hope: Life in a Refugee Camp
National Book Award finalists Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson talk about their graphic novel, “When Stars are Scattered.” thise story of Omar's childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya reveals the resiliency of the human spirit in spite of trauma, uncertainty and boredom.

Stocker Foundation Children/Teen Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens

Panelists: Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed
Moderator: Cynthia Ryman

Book:
When Stars Are Scattered
Children / Teens
Dial Books for Young Readers
January 2020
ISBN 9780525553908
Paperback, 264 pages
$12.99, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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