Bluestem Book of the Week!

2019 Bluestem Nominees!
Have you read any of the 2019 Bluestem Books?
20 books for grades 3-5 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: A Handful of Stars
Author: Cynthia Lord
Lexile Level: 690
Pages: 184
Recommendations and Comments: A Handful of Stars is the story of Lily and Salma. As unlikely as their friendship should be -- Lily lives in town and Salma is part of a migrant family -- it grows and blossoms over the summer. The two meet each other when Lily’s blind dog runs away. Salma and Lily have a common interest in painting, and they spend the afternoons painting bee houses. This was a great story about friendship and how sometimes what we think we want isn’t what we need.
Reviewed by: Jamie Guardi


Click Here for a List of all 20 Bluestem Nominees



Created by Jen Trotta on Oct 18th, 2018 @ 11:50 AM.
Updated on Mar 18th, 2019 @ 12:30 PM.