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The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
Sep 19, 2017 | ISBN 9781524701246
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“Moore tells Lolly’s story of survival with the right mix of humor and hope to balance violence, fear, denial and deprivation. That’s a tall order. To succeed is a celebration. The power of adults as influencers and confidants, nurturing by words, deeds and acts of kindness large and small, fuels every page of this novel. It’s a book in which art is celebrated, being different is an act of resistance, and acceptance, not resignation, is the answer.” —The New York Times

“This well-honed debut novel paints a vivid picture of Lolly and the choices that he must make, but beyond that, it introduces a cast of memorable, fully realized characters, each of whom will stay with readers long beyond the closing page.“ —School Library Journal, starred review

Readers will marvel at the grandeur of what Lolly and Rose are able to build and learn together and will find comfort in the intimacy of Lolly’s introspective narration.” —Bulletin, starred review

A debut that serves as a powerful instructive for writing from and reading the intersections—125th Street-size intersections for all readers to enjoy.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Debut author Moore delivers a realistic and at times brutal portrait of life for young people of color who are living on the edge of poverty. At the same time, Moore infuses the story with hope and aspiration, giving Lolly the chance to find salvation through creativity.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Moore’s work with the Harlem Children’s Zone and Quality Services for the Autism Community serve him well in creating this debut, slice-of-life narrative with an authentic adolescent voice and strong adult supports, all of whom are true to their urban world.” —VOYA, starred review

“Magnificent.” —Shelf Awareness, starred review

“Realistic problems and vivid depictions of family and city life make this middle-grade debut stand out.” Booklist


Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award WINNER 2018

Indiana Young Hoosier Award NOMINEE 2019

Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Master List NOMINEE 2018

ALA Notable Children’s Book SELECTION 2018

ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Reluctant Readers SELECTION 2017

ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings SELECTION 2018

American Library Association’s YALSA Quick Pick SELECTION 2018

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2018

Boston Globe Best Book of the Year SELECTION 2017

Capitol Choices Noteworthy Book for Children’s and Teens SELECTION 2018

Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best Books SELECTION 2017

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Illinois Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Master List SELECTION

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Virginia Capitol Choices Award List SELECTION 2018

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