The stars beneath our feet

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Pub. Date:
2017.
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English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.4 - AR Pts: 8
Lexile measure:
650L
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"The right story at the right time. . . . It's not just a narrative; it's an experience. It's the novel we've been waiting for." 'The New York Times

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 celebrates community and creativity. Winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent and soon to be a major motion picture directed by Michael B. Jordan!

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. 
 
David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge'of adolescence, of grief, of violence'and shows how Lolly's inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.

A New York Times Notable Book
A Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books of the Year
A Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the Year
Six Starred Reviews


'A fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us. David Barclay Moore is an exciting new voice. We definitely haven't heard the last of his brilliance.' 'Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award'winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming

'The Stars Beneath Our Feet is about the weight of the world on the back of a child, and the creative tools necessary to alleviate that pressure. I found myself rooting for Lolly, and you will too.' 'Jason Reynolds, Coretta Scott King Honor Winner for As Brave As You
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Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.4, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
650L
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subject_facetBattle of the Books, Indian Trail 2019-2020
Brothers -- Death -- Fiction
Gangs -- Fiction
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
LEGO toys -- Fiction
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' nominee book, 2020
title_displayThe stars beneath our feet
title_fullThe Stars Beneath Our Feet
The stars beneath our feet / David Barclay Moore
title_shortThe stars beneath our feet
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Death
Gangs
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
LEGO toys