The Stars Beneath Our Feet

David Barclay Moore

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Winner of the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New TalentA New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine Top 10 Children's Books of the YearA Boston Globe Best Children's Book of the YearA Publishers Weekly Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA Shelf Awareness Best Book of the YearA YALSA Quick PickAn ALA Notable BookIt'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.Age Range: 10 and Up | Grade Level: 5 and Up | Lexile Measure: 650L

ISBN: 9781524701246
Publication Date: 19-Sep-2017
Publisher: Random House Children\'s Books