Bluestem Book of the Week!
2019 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Bluestem Books?
20 books for grades 3 to 5 are nominated every year for the Bluestem Award, and they are displayed in the Youth Services Department.
Take a look at our staff review for this week’s featured book!
Title: City of Ember
Author: Jeanne DuPrau
Lexile Level: 680L
Pages: 288 pages
Summary: In the city of Ember there is no sunlight. The only light comes from the lamps that are throughout the city. This is because the city of Ember is underground. For 250 years people have lived happily in Ember. But now the lights are starting to flicker and go out. Periodic blackouts have the city’s residents frightened. What happens if the lights go out permanently? Doon and Lina are 12 years old and seem to be the only ones worried about finding a solution to the electricity problem. But will they succeed before Ember goes dark for good?
Recommendations or Comments: Highly recommend. This is a great dystopian series for the younger crowd. Also a good reminder that our resources are not endless.
Reviewed By: Jen A.
Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees
Created by Jen Trotta on
Oct 23rd, 2018 @ 11:26 AM.
Updated on Mar 18th, 2019 @ 1:51 PM.