When Stars Are Scattered

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Uplifting graphic novel refugee tale inspires compassion.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 10+

A thoroughly enjoyable, important book to read

This book was thoroughly enjoyable, engaging, emotional and educational. We read Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson and my child loved it so much that I found another book by her. This was a graphic novel as well . The book was a great one to read together so we could talk about what was going on. There were a lot if questions and being a book about refugees there were a lot of times that the book was confronting but written in such a gentle way that it was educational and not too upsetting. I would love schools to study this book at a Grade 6, year 7 level. All I can say is wow. I an so glad I picked this up and I'm sad it's over. Well done Omar Mohamed. You are very impressive. Great book!!!!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 9+

This title has:

Educational value

Book Details

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