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Stella by Starlight

Title

Stella by Starlight

Publisher

Atheneum

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781442494978

Pages

320 pages

Genre

historical

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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