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The Stars Beneath Our Feet

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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's been described as a "fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us" by Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson.


It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but 12-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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
ISBN: 1-4328-4916-6 / 978-1-4328-4916-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
ISBN: 1-5247-0124-6 / 978-1-5247-0124-6 (USA edition)
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September 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
ISBN: 1-5247-0125-4 / 978-1-5247-0125-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
ISBN: 1-5247-0127-0 / 978-1-5247-0127-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
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September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stars Beneath Our Feet
Author(s): David Barclay Moore
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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