Book of the Week: Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

In this book

 Meet Stella, an ordinary African-American girl living in Bumblebee, North Carolina, during the Depression era. Our story begins the night Stella and her younger brother, Jojo, witness the Ku Klux Klan burning a cross, which changes Stella’s life forever. Her town and her life are never the same.

Make sure your child is ready to hear about the Klan before launching into this book. There’s nothing graphic, but the subject matter is heavy. Draper is a talented storyteller, and this book will leave you and your young readers with much hope, joy, and love for humanity.

Recommended for:

Ages 9+

Stella by Starlight
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