Friday, February 24, 2017
Book Review: Stella By Starlight
"Stella by Starlight", by Sharon Draper, is set in Bumblebee, North Carolina in 1932. The nation is in the Depression and deeply segregated. Sometimes disturbing events are seen through the eyes of 11-year-old Stella, starting with a burning cross she and her little brother observe in the night.
Stella's story is poignant and unnerving, but has a sense of hope in the human spirit and a community coming together to help those in need. Stella's father and others show bravery when standing up for their rights, and a tenacity that Stella shares in trying to improve her writing skills. One can't help but root for Stella and the families of Bumblebee.