January 2021 Reading Challenge: When Stars Are Scattered
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
This is the life story of Omar Mohamed, a young Somalian refugee growing up in Dabaab, a huge refugee camp in Kenya. Award-winning graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson illustrated Omar’s tale in an attempt to share his story, and the story of Dabaab and its residents, with a wider audience. The graphic novel format might at first seem an odd choice for such an intense storyline, but it works beautifully to bring the characters and camp to life.
Staff Picks: The House in the Cerulean Sea
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune
Travel with Linus, a case worker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth, to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. (It sounded like a children's book for a second there, didn't it? Nope. It's from the Adult Collection.)