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Omar and his little brother, Hassan, arrived in a refugee camp in Kenya, seven years ago. Now Omar is 11 and Hassan is 9, and Omar has quit school to look after his brother, who has an intellectual disability. When Omar is given the opportunity to return to school and carve out a future for himself and Hassan, he feels torn. Is it worth the risk and heartache of leaving his brother for hours each day? Told in Victoria Jamieson’s engaging and accessible graphic-novel style and based on Omar Mohamed’s gripping true story, this book is an intimate, important look at day-to-day life in a refugee camp.
By Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed