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A Handful of Stars

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A Handful of Stars
Title
A Handful of Stars
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This powerful middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES explores a friendship between a small-town girl and the daughter of migrant workers. When Lily's blind dog, Lucky, slips his collar and runs away across the wide-open blueberry barrens of eastern Maine, it's Salma Santiago who manages to catch him. Salma, the daughter of migrant workers, is in the small town with her family for the blueberry-picking season. After their initial chance meeting, Salma and Lily bond over painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather, and Salma's friendship transforms Lily's summer. But when Salma decides to run in the upcoming Blueberry Queen pageant, they'll have to face some tough truths about friendship and belonging. Should an outsider like Salma really participate in the pageant-and possibly win? Set amongst the blueberry barrens and by the sea, this is a gorgeous new novel by Newbery Honor author Cynthia Lord that tackles themes of prejudice and friendship, loss and love. Praise for A Handful of Stars: *"Salma's artistic creativity and gumption awaken Lily to the power of imagination, the importance of embracing change and knowing when to let go of the past, and the rewards of venturing beyond one's comfort zone." — Publishers Weekly, starred review *"The treatment of Salma's migrant life is matter-of-fact but direct, and Lily plausibly deals with possibilities of local racism and swells with indignation on behalf of her new friend... It's the straightforward and unaffected prose (highly suitable for a readaloud as well as reading alone) that really allows Lily's story to shine... it's hard to resist joining her on her journey toward greater maturity." — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review Praise for Half A Chance: *"[Lord] has combined vivid, cinematic description with deft characterization and handles several important issues with sensitivity, nuance, and great skill... A deeply enjoyable read." — School Library Journal, starred review *"With winning results, Lord brings the same sensitivity to the subject of dementia that she brought to autism in her Newbery Honor book, Rules." — Kirkus Reviews, starred reviews Praise for Rules: Newbery Honor Book Schneider Family Book Award
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Lord, Cynthia
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dictionaries
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  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
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A Handful of Stars
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OVERDRIVE:83854159-847f-410d-9054-4af3c0a1322c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545700290
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optical disk
Label
A Handful of Stars
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:83854159-847f-410d-9054-4af3c0a1322c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780545700290
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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