A Handful of Stars
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.
Family Relationships; Legal guardianship; grandparents raising grandchild
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.