Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper

Summary:  When a burning cross set by the Klan causes panic and fear in 1932 Bumblebee, North Carolina, fifth-grader Stella must face prejudice and find the strength to demand change in her segregated town.


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One thought on “Stella by Starlight, by Sharon Draper

  1. Comment from Kayla:
    Stella by Starlight was an impelling story about an African American girl, who persevered through the fears of the Ku Klux Klan and biased life she had because of her skin color. I think the setting was very powerful because the setting was a problem itself. The African Americans were treated unfairly and this was the everyday dilemma Estella faced with. You could also see and feel that tension in the setting each time an African stands up to this separation. I felt like Estella didn’t really improve in her writing by the end of the book which was disappointing. I feel like other books I’ve read this year have more criteria that are done well. This is definitely worth reading though. I would recommend this to sixth grade.

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