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The Resource The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Label
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Title
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Statement of responsibility
David Barclay Moore
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that’s been described as a “fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us” by Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author Jacqueline Woodson.It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world
Summary
Unable to celebrate the holidays in the wake of his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting, 12-year-old Lolly Rachpaul struggles to avoid being forced into a gang himself while constructing a fantastically creative LEGO city at the Harlem community center
Storyline
Character
Award
  • John Steptoe Award for New Talent, Author Category, 2018.
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2018.
  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2018.
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10577210
Cataloging source
BT
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Moore, David Barclay
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
650
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Children's Fiction
  • Social Science
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_442569
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781524701260
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_442569
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781524701260
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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