Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson, who collaborated on “When Stars Are Scattered.”
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design hosts an online presentation by a refugee with Lancaster ties and the Newbery Honor-winning graphic novelist who has written and illustrated his National Book Award finalist story.
This event is free and open to the public. To register for the link, please email Jennifer Kopf at email@example.com.
“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. Last year, “When Stars Are Scattered” was named a National Book Awards Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Mohamed and Jamieson will talk about that collaboration on Tuesday, March 2, from 1-2 pm.
Until recently, Mohamed lived in Lancaster and worked 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. Mohamed now is in Kenya working with that organization.
Jamieson, a native of Havertown and graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, lives with her family in Pennsylvania.
The talk is presented by PCA&D’s Liberal Arts Department.