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PCA&D hosts Newbery Honor graphic novelist Victoria Jamieson

Tuesday, March 31 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design - 204 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603


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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
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(717) 396-7833
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http://www.pcad.edu/

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) hosts a public presentation by a Lancaster refugee and the Newbery Honor-winning graphic artist 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.