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Stella by Starlight

Title

Stella by Starlight

Publisher

Atheneum

Pages

320 pages

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781442494978

Genre

historical

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; interracial friendship; racism; prejudice

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

20 Years of Dia, 2016; Best of the Best Books, 2015; Choices, 2016; CSMCL Best Books, 2015; Distinguished Books, 2015; New York Times; Notable Children's Books, 2015; Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016; Notable Children's Books, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2016; NYC Reads 365, 2015; Teachers' Choices, 2016; Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Garden State Teen Book Award, 2018; Nominee; Georgia Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Golden Sower Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; Massachusetts Children's Book Award, 2017-2018; Master List; Quahog Book Award, 2016; Nominee; Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2017; Nominee; Rhode Island Children's Book Award, 2017; Nominee; South Carolina Children's Book Award, 2016-2017; Nominee; William Allen White Children's Book Award, 2017-2018; Master List; Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017; NomineeCharlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, 2016, Winner; Cybils Awards, 2015, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction; Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award, 2016, Winner; NAACP Image Award, 2016, Nominee, Outstanding Literary Work-Youth/Teen; NAACP Image Award, 2017, Nominee, Outstanding Literary Work-Youth/Teen; Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2016, Winner, Multicultural And International

Keywords

civil rights; voting; voter registration; doctors; Ku Klux Klan; KKK; North Carolina; snake bite; story telling

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

Stella by Starlight

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