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Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, August 25 Edition

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Fights: One Boy’s Triumph Over Violence by Joel Christian Gill
Oni Press
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
ISBN: 978-1549303357

Joel Christian Gill tells his life story in this stunning graphic memoir that does not shy away from the sometimes brutal fights and life lessons Gill faced before becoming the father, artist, and author he is today.

Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2021) Nominees Round Up, August 12 Edition

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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed; narrated by a full cast
Listening Library
Release date: April 14, 2020
ISBN: 978-0593162576

Brothers Omar and Hassan escaped war in Somalia where their  father was killed. As very young boys they arrived at Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Their mother is missing, and Hassan is not well.  At the camp, food and medical care is scarce, and hope is hard to come by.  Omar and Hassan manage to get along with help from others.  Omar is given a chance at an education, which, while reluctant to take (as it will separate him from his brother regularly) he decides to go to school.

Great Graphic Novels (#GGN2021) Nominees Round Up, May 28 Edition

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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, and Iman Geddy
Dial Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
Published: April 14, 2020
ISBN: 9780525553908

Fleeing their war-torn home of Somalia, brothers Omar and Hassan live in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Omar has almost no memories of life before the camp and his mother, who he still desperately searches for in the faces of new refugees. Taking care of Hassan is his full-time job, but Omar dreams of going to school and making a new life for himself and his brother.

When survival is your priority, is there room for dreams too?