Book Discussion june 1, 2022 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Register for an upcoming, ALIRP special event for International Children’s Day on June 1, 2022 from 7:00 - 8:00 pm
The ALIRP Education and Advocacy committee will host a virtual book club on zoom from 7-8 PM. The book is called When Stars Are Scattered, a graphic novel about a young boy growing up in a refugee camp. This event is being co-sponsored by The Literacy Council of Central Alabama, UAB Institute for Human Rights, UAB Sparkman Center for Global Health, the Birmingham Islamic Society, and Helping Hand for Relief and Development. . This graphic novel is by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson and it was a National Book Award Finalist. This remarkable non-fiction story is about a young, Somali refugee boy growing up in Dadaab (Kenya), the third largest refugee camp in the world. The story is told from the perspective of a child. The novel is recommended for children ages 10 and up. Therefore, we thought it would be a wonderful way to honor refugee children on International Children’s Day. The book is available in multiple formats, including a paperback, kindle, or audio book. The audiobook does not have photos like the graphic novel, but it does have an immersive experience that uses music and sounds which can be heard on the publisher’s website.
Check out this trailer for the book by clicking here.
Those who plan to participate in the book club via Zoom are asked to read the book in advance, but it is not mandatory. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please contact Meredith Gartin, Education and Advocacy Co-Chair, if you have any questions (email@example.com). To register for the book club event,here Remember to follow ALIRP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.