Stella by Starlight

Stella by Starlight When the Ku Klux Klan s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella s segregated southern town bravery battles prejudice in this Depression era tour de force from Sharon Draper the New York Times bestsell

  • Title: Stella by Starlight
  • Author: Sharon M. Draper
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  • Page: 472
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  • When the Ku Klux Klan s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.Stella lives in the segregated South in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it Some stores she can go into Some stores she can t SomeWhen the Ku Klux Klan s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression era tour de force from Sharon Draper, the New York Times bestselling author of Out of My Mind.Stella lives in the segregated South in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it Some stores she can go into Some stores she can t Some folks are right pleasant Others are a lot less so To Stella, it sort of evens out, and heck, the Klan hasn t bothered them for years But one late night, later than she should ever be up, much less wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they re never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination As Stella s community her world is upended, she decides to fight fire with fire And she learns that ashes don t necessarily signify an end.

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    1. Sharon M. Draper

      Sharon M Draper is a professional educator as well as an accomplished writer She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Award, and is a New York Times bestselling author She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    496 thoughts on “Stella by Starlight”

    1. This is the type of book that I dearly wish young people would read instead of Wimpy Kids or SpongeBob. This is a book with depth and history and real feeling and one that speaks to how young people can be brave and special when the opportunity presents itself. Stella is a young African American girl in the segregated south during the time between the wars. Her parents work hard to give her and brother education and ethics in a world where they can see that they are treated unfairly because of t [...]


    2. I first encountered Sharon Draper's work when I was teaching freshmen who read below grade level. Her books are written for a middle grade audience, but they deal with complex and compelling themes, so they were perfect for my students. Now that I've escaped the teaching profession, I read her books for my own edification and enjoyment. Stella by Starlight may be written with younger readers in mind, but adults will find plenty to like too.It's 1932 in Bumblebee, North Carolina, where Stella Mil [...]


    3. I loved this book . . . until the end. It would have been 5 stars, if not for the ending. What happened? Stella is a lovely girl. She likes to learn, loves her family and is brave when confronted with challenging, scary and dangerous events. She deals with racism every single day, but still hopes for the future. She leaps off the page like a real person, and so do the families in her neighborhood, and her supportive, creative teacher. Suspense built quickly, through the chapters with the KKK, an [...]


    4. This is Draper’s newest release, following the success of her best-seller Out of My Mind. In Stella by Starlight, Draper brings us to the segregated south in the middle of the Depression. The story begins when eleven-year-old Stella and her little brother Jojo happen across nine robed figures dressed all in white. Stella and her family, along with the small black community they live among in Bumblebee, North Carolina, confront this new reality with fear and anger and courage. In one scene, in [...]


    5. I have really mixed feelings about this book. Parts of it I really loved, but other parts seemed really uneven. The book seemed to leave too many things hanging, it did not feel completed. I really loved Stella's writing, probably my favorite part of the book.


    6. divabooknerd/2015/01/sStella By Starlight was phenomenal, poignant and inspirational. Told through the eyes of twelve year old Stella in 1932, after witnessing the Ku Klux Klan burning a sacrificial crucifix in the middle of the night. Stella lives in a world of segregation, where one day she dreams of a world where everyone is equal, regardless of colour. Slavery may have ended, but the community of Bumblebee will never be free. Living in fear of being the next victims of the Klan, Stella's own [...]


    7. This book was sad, but inspiring. Stella's family is black and so are all their friends in Bumblebee, North Carolina. They live in a segregated town where the Ku Klux Klan is back and constantly threatening everyone. As Stella saves 4 peoples lives throughout the book, she realizes that anyone can be a hero and that being black doesn't make any difference.


    8. Stella by Starlight is possibly the most complex, poignant, moving writing for children on modern race relations I've read, which is depressing considering the story is about the KKK in 1930s rural North Carolina. In this book, we're reminded that there are no neatly tied up, harmonious, happy endings to the destructive forces of racism. Stella's family and neighbors are beat up, denied life-saving medical care, terrorized, and disenfranchised politically and economically. The power of the black [...]


    9. I do enjoy listening to books and this book was no exception. Although Stella is only about the age of a middle schooler she is wise beyond her chronological age. Growing up in Bumblebee, NC in 1933, during segregation, Stella and her family are forced to endure the humilities of being a black person in the South. The KKK is alive and well. The hatred shown toward her family is heartbreaking. My favorite scene in the story is when Stella's father and two other black men go to register to vote so [...]


    10. First of all- I received this book for free. Now that I've taken care of that, I loved it and can't wait to pass it on to my granddaughters to read. As others have said, this is the kind of book I want them to be reading. I have no problem with Harry Potter, or Hunger Games etc but I think they need to mix in a few things more attached to the world they live in, and this book does a great job of it. Stella is a great character, and her story is told in such a beautiful way that most anyone would [...]


    11. Beautiful story about segregation and hate, the power of a group, writing, and listening to your inner voice. I loved it.


    12. In 1932 Jim Crow laws were in full swing and African Americans were threatened by the Klu Klux Klan. Racism and prejudice was rampant, but bonds and connections made blacks united and connected to their community like family. The strength of this novel is the atmosphere created and wonderful dialogue, voice, and rhythms that Sharon Draper rat-a-tats throughout the pages. Stella by Starlight, the title, is a song by the famous African American singer, Ella Fitzgerald. This is a tale to dance by u [...]


    13. You can read my full review on my blog -> Cover2CoverMom's Book Review: Stella by Starlight Why it’s #DiverseKidLit: POC characters; POC authorStella by Starlight was a wonderful middle grade historical fiction.  I am so impressed with how Draper was able to write a book set in the 1930s in the deep segregated South that depicted the harsh realities of people of color during these times while still keeping it appropriate for her middle grade audience.What a perfect book to teach children a [...]


    14. Stella and her brother are sneaking around in the woods near their house in Bumblee, North Carolina one night, and see the Klu Klux Klan burning a cross. They know how serious this is, and run right home to tell their parents, who are scared and angry at the children for putting themselves in danger. The community is aware that African Americans in the south in the 1930s are supposed to keep to their "place", but they also know that things are changing. Stella questions why the school for white [...]


    15. Absolutely beautiful work of historical fiction for middle grade readers about an amazingly strong young girl. This story is loosely based on the author's grandmother and is dedicated to her father. It speaks directly to the heart. There are so many layers to this book. Storytelling and singing and a real sense of community serve as a counter to the awful experiences of segregation and discrimination. So while the book doesn't shy away from the horrors of the Ku Klux Clan and other evils of race [...]


    16. A fine historical fiction choice for upper elementary and middle school readers. Set during the Great Depression, we meet Stella, a young girl with a loving family living in Jim Crow south. The KKK becomes active putting Stella, her family, and community in danger. A story of perseverance, empathy, and strength.


    17. Sharon M. Draper’s historical fiction, Stella By Starlight, has a beautiful overall message over all. The story takes place in the mid 1900s in Bumblebee, North Carolina. Stella is African American girl. Being an African American girl and living during the 1900s is a tough time for her. The black people of Bumblebee are highly discriminated against and get very little money, public services, support and respect from white people. The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) makes their way into town. The Ku Klux Kl [...]


    18. Good book, it was very deep into the matter of segregation.One part that I think could've been made better is the difference between the main events and not as important events, there weren't many events that felt important to me in the beginning in the story but in the final parts of the story there were some very key moments, such as (spoilers) Tony getting injured/beaten up, and Stella and Jojo finding their mom has been bitten by a snake. I also felt as if some events were a bit added on, bu [...]


    19. A slice of life story of a young girl and her family living in North Carolina in 1932. Stella's family lives through some of the racial turmoil of that time. Full of thrilling events that test her family's mettle, readers will be excited with the action and also distressed at the racism they are forced to endure. The ending of the novel was not the tidy conclusion that you would expect from a story, because Stella's family had to continue to persevere. That racism did not end, and life went on. [...]


    20. This story of Stella, a young girl living in North Carolina during the depression, tells of her family's and neighbors' experiences with prejudice, need, and the Ku Klux Klan. It seems fairly realistic, except for the three different times that Stella saved people's lives. This made it seem more juvenile, however, it is a children's book (Grades 4-8), so it didn't harm the book at all (this is just from an adult's point of view). Otherwise, it was a sweet story and a sweet girl trying to do her [...]


    21. Would recommendI think this is great historical fiction for younger readers, and that's hard to find. In the first scene, Stella and her brother see the KKK in their town, and I expected to see a big triumph over them at the end, but I'm kind of glad that there wasn't resolution to that scare. Obviously, we are still dealing with that today, so to "resolve" the KKK in the space of one book wouldn't have been realistic. I really appreciated the parts about getting registered to vote and the inequ [...]


    22. There were so many loose ends in this story! So many different storylines and no real resolutions. I was prepared to LOVE this book, and it does have interesting views into life for Black people in Depression era South, but the book itself was a disappointment.


    23. Break out the tissues, you'll need them for this one. There is so much to love in this book, but one absolute gem is getting to watch Stella as she becomes a better nonfiction writer, first by hand and then as she tries to master writing on a typewriter.


    24. Teachers take note! Here is a new one from Sharon Draper that is sure to be one you will want for Civil Rights studies. The book is Stella by Starlight and gives a portrayal of a black community's existence in the deep south during the 1930s.Stella is a young girl growing up in Bumblebee, North Carolina in 1932, a town with both blacks and whites, but with stores and businesses that will allow blacks, but some which do not. It is a time when segregation still exists, but voting rights have been [...]


    25. Did I enjoy it? Yes. I listened to the audiobook (narrated very well by Heather Alicia Simms), and even though I’m a bit out of the 9-13 age range, I enjoyed the story.Would I read it again? Sure. I like listening to it, but I might want to read the print version at some point in the future.Who Would I Recommend It To? People interested in historical fiction, especially historical fiction set in the 1930s south, which is not a time period/area that has a lot of literature focusing on people of [...]


    26. When Stella receives a typewriter as a surprise gift from her neighbor, she decides to try to be a "reporter", even if she is the only one who ever reads the Stella Star Sentinel. Stella lives in a small community in rural North Carolina, somewhere close to Raleigh. Her friends and neighbors are segregated from the town folks, and are struggling to make a living, but rich in family love and neighborly friendship. That is not to say that all is wonderful in Stella's world, there are many struggle [...]


    27. I appreciated the sentiment behind this. The author's notes at the beginning and end describe how Draper was inspired by the lives of her grandmother and father. The close-knit black community of Bumblebee and its traditions were my favorite part of the book: the food, the school, the church services. The writing was colorful and vivid. My other favorite part was Stella's writing practice, including all of her scratched out words and changes. This was a good way to show her thought process and h [...]


    28. Stella has the soul of a writer, but not the talent of one not yet. She longs to put down on paper the things she feels so strongly about - how it feels to witness the Ku Klux Klan rally across the pond from her African-American neighborhood - but she always makes mistakes and the words don't come out how they sound in her mind. Self-conscious about it, Stella steals away in the night to practice writing outside at night - nobody judges her writing by starlight. Trouble is here in the small town [...]


    29. Gue besar tidak sebagai minoritas kecuali kulit gue yang terlalu terang untuk orang sekitar. Namun, selebihnya gue adalah bagian dari mayoritas. Terkadang tentu rasanya tidak mengenakkan menjadi minoritas. Apalagi ketika keputusan dan aturan dibuat hanya menguntungkan pihak mayoritas. Ini juga yang bisa kita lihat dari novel berlatar belakang tahun 1935 di Amerika Serikat ketika masih terjadi pemisahan berdasarkan ras.Kulit putih merasa lebih tinggi derajatnya daripada kulit hitam. Hal ini diduk [...]


    30. Here's where ratings get tricky and why audio can help or hurt a book. Was this a good children's book? Absolutely. Was it as good a book as others I've enjoyed by Sharon Draper? No. Was this a great historical fiction novel? Yup. Is it a book kids would enjoy on their own if not assigned in a class? I don't think so. That's my rub with this and with The War That Saved My Life. They teach great lessons for time and place (though I think Stella suffers from the time and place being the entire plo [...]


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