March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Free
Author Talk: Newbery Honor graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson
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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) hosts a public presentation by a Lancaster refugee and the Newbery Honor-winning graphic novelist who has written and illustrated his story.
When Stars Are Scattered follows the experience of Omar Mohamed growing up as a Somali refugee with his brother, Hassan, in the Dadaab camp in Kenya. The book is a collaboration between Mohamed and graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson, whose New York Times bestselling Roller Girl was a Newbery Honor Award Winner.
Mohamed and Jamieson will talk about that collaboration on Tuesday, March 31, from 1-2 pm in the Atrium of PCA&D, 204 N. Prince St. The event is free and open to the public.
Mohamed now lives in Lancaster and works for Church World Service as a resettlement case manager and cultural navigator for new refugees. He is the founder of Refugee Strong, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering children living in refugee camps by providing support and hope through education.
Jamieson, a native of Havertown and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, lives with her family in Pennsylvania.
The talk is part of the Diverse Voices Speaker Series presented by PCA&D’s Liberal Arts Department.
When Stars Are Scattered is set to be released on April 14.