A Handful of Stars
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild
When her blind dog slips his collar, twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago, a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season, and, based partly on their mutual love of dogs, the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather--but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2016, Commended Title; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Goodreads Choice Award, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade
blind dogs; friendship; blueberries; grandparents; Hispanics; migrant labor
Lord, Cynthia, "A Handful of Stars" (2015). DIVerse Families. 824.