Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight

Book - 2015
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When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442494985
1442494980
9781442494978
1442494972
Branch Call Number: DRA J
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm

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poipoi9911
Oct 11, 2017

Awesome Book At First I Thought The Book Would Be Boring But I Enjoyed It Very Much!

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bibliovore
Mar 04, 2015

Another compelling story by Sharon Draper, this one based on her family's history. The characters in this really make the events of living in segregation hit home - a great choice to share for Black History month.

Chapel_Hill_KarinM Jan 26, 2015

Set in a fictional NC town in the 1930's this book starts off with Stella and her brother witnessing a burning cross in their backyard, and becoming aware of the Klan becoming active in their community in the weeks leading up to the presidential election. While community and family are definitely the focus of this novel, as is Stella's struggle to improve as a writer, the treatment of historical events is also really well-drawn, and handled appropriately for the intended (middle-grade) audience. Nicely done.
Plus, the author is just awesome.

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Apr 25, 2017

red_cat_7942 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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