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This Week’s Comics: Postman from the Stars

Highlights from this week’s list of releases newly available to Diamond Distributor customers include a new Phoebe and Her Unicorn from AMP! Comics for Kids, Volume 11, Camping With Unicorns. First Second releases a new volume of Peter and Ernesto, Sloth in the Night, while Scholastic releases the ninth volume in the Star Wars Jedi Academy series, At Last Jedi.

The List:

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY PRODUCTIONS
Casper’s Spooksville #4 (Of 4)(Cover A Eric Shanower), $3.99

AMP! COMICS FOR KIDS
Phoebe And Her Unicorn Volume 11 Camping With Unicorns GN, $11.99

DARK HORSE COMICS
Disney Frozen True Treasure TP, $10.99

DC COMICS
Scooby-Doo Where Are You #104, $2.99

DIAL BOOKS
When Stars Are Scattered GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

FIRST SECOND
Peter And Ernesto Sloths In The Night HC, $17.99

HOLIDAY HOUSE
Postman From Space GN, $12.99 **Weekly Pick**

IDW PUBLISHING
Marvel Action Black Panther Volume 2 Rise Together TP, $9.99
Star Wars Adventures Return To Vader’s Castle TP, $14.99

PAPERCUTZ
Dance Class Volume 10 Letting It Go GN, $10.99

PENGUIN YOUNG READERS
Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum I Am Harry Houdini SC, $5.99

SCHOLASTIC
Star Wars Jedi Academy Volume 9 At Last Jedi HC, $12.99

TOON BOOKS
Benny And Penny In Lights Out SC, $6.99
Benny And Penny In Lost And Found SC, $6.99

The Picks:

When Stars Are Scattered GN – Dial Books releases a book about growing up in a refugee camp. Omar and his younger brother Hassan live in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. They arrived seven years ago, trying to escape the war in Somalia. They lost their father and haven’t been able to find their mother. They have been cared for by Fatima, a neighbor from their village. Omar looks after Hassan, who can’t speak due to seizures he had as a baby, so he can’t go to school like the other children in the camp. But when the opportunity arises to go back to school, and even earn a coveted scholarship to a North American university, Omar is torn. He loves school, but doesn’t want to leave his vulnerable brother alone for hours each day. All they have is each other. Is it worth the risk and heartbreak to have more? This story is told by the refugee who lived it, Omar Mohamed, and illustrated by Victoria Jamieson (Roller Girl), who brings his words to life through her art. It is also available as an audiobook.

Postman From Space GN – Holiday House, an imprint of Penguin Random House, shows that being a mail carrier isn’t as boring as it may sound. Bob is a mail carrier. A “spacial” mail carrier who delivers not just door-to-door, but also planet-to-planet. But Bob’s routine is interrupted when he is given a new postal route. He must make five deliveries to some surprising planets, and meet some strange extraterrestrials. Ranging from a planet shaped like a bone full of cosmic dogs, to a giant blue farmer, to a small cactus-like creature, Bob remains dedicated to work and unfazed in the face of these harrowing yet hilarious adventures. Its a fun story for readers of all ages, but especially for younger readers.

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Lori Henderson is a mother of two teenage daughters and an avid reader. She blogs about manga at her personal blog Manga Xanadu as well as contributing and editing for Manga Village. She blogs about all things fandom (mainly Doctor Who) at her other personal blog Fangirl Xanadu. She's been at it so for over 5 years now and counting!

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