Stella By Starlight

Finished Stella By Starlight by Sharon M. Draper. 

Stella lives with her parents and little brother in a small Southern town in 1932. The town is pretty segregated but some white folks are nice (like the woman who runs the candy store) and some are not (like the doctor). It’s not great but it’s how things are–until the Klan makes a sudden reappearance. 

This book is excellent. It doesn’t gloss over evil parts in our country’s history but it also doesn’t emphasize them. I especially love Stella, who tries to chronicle the events she’s witnessing even though she’s not very comfortable as a writer. (She’s drawn to words, but she can’t always think of the right ones. And she’s not very good with spelling.)

I definitely want to read more books by this author. Recommended. 

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