Stella by Starlight

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An evocative new novel from the bestselling author Out of My Mind. Stella grows up in depression-era North Carolina, living under the dark shadow of Jim Crow. Draper doesn’t shy away from the hardships, yet kids will be drawn to Stella’s gumption and resilient spirit. A must-read!


— From Stella by Starlight


When the Ku Klux Klan's unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella's segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.

Stella lives in the segregated South--in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn't bothered them for years. But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination. As Stella's community--her world--is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire. And she learns that ashes don't necessarily signify an end.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781442494978
ISBN-10: 1442494972
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January 6th, 2015
Pages: 336
Language: English
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