A Sky Full of Stars
This is an inspiring story about a girl who faces serious obstacles in segregated times. Thirteen-year-old Rose is an African American girl living in Mississippi in the 1950s. As she encounters racial injustice and inequality, Rose is torn about how to fight against racism. Her cousin Shorty wants to fight back with violence, while her friend Hallelujah supports peaceful protests. Rose’s aunt gives her the opportunity to go North, but Rose chooses to stay in the South and fight for what is right. The plot is believable and makes you feel like you are right there with Rose. The characters are easy to relate to and lively. The book is very well written and has good dialogue. The moral is that everyone is equal and deserves to be treated with respect. She captures living in this time well. The references to historical experiences seem accurate. Everyone over age ten would enjoy the book, especially if they believe in fighting against racism. I would recommend this book to everyone I know and would like there to be a sequel. This was a great book with wonderful characters who experience some miserable things at times and it made me cry.
|Author||Linda Williams Jackson|
|Page Count||320 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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