A sky full of stars

by Jackson, Linda Williams,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of Homestead Children Fiction J FIC Jack
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Children Fiction
Call Number  J FIC Jack
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j JACKSON Linda
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Fiction
Call Number  j JACKSON Linda
Northern Tier Regional Library Juvenile J FIC JACKS
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  J FIC JACKS
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG JACKSON
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Middle Grade
Call Number  MG JACKSON
After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peaceful protests, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope. But when Rose helps Aunt Ruthie start her own business, she begins to see how she can make a difference in her community. Life might be easierin the North, but Mississippi is home and that's worth fighting for. Mid-Century Mississippi comes alive in this sequel to Midnight Without a Moon .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The murder of Emmett Till provides a context for this dramatic story of the segregated South in the 1950s. Thirteen-year-old Rosa's best friend Hallelujah, the minister's son, believes peaceful protests are the answer to violence, while her cousin Shorty calls for meeting violence with violence. Rosa finds herself caught in the middle of these contrasting viewpoints. She leans in Hallelujah's favor but is reluctant to break off her tentative friendship with Shorty he has access to Rosa's father, whom she has never met, having been raised by her grandfather Papa and acerbic grandmother Ma Pearl. Rosa dreams of a reunion with her father, but the formidable Ma Pearl forbids it. In the meantime, violence and injustice continue to escalate. Will peaceful protests be a viable answer? This de facto sequel to Jackson's first novel, Midnight without a Moon (2017), is equally successful at dramatizing the lives of black people in the pre-civil rights South and capturing the sensibility of its setting, which together ensure the book will be a valuable classroom resource.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2017 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jackson's novel-a sequel to Midnight Without a Moon, but easily read as a standalone-takes place in the town of Stillwater, Miss., in 1955, during the charged months following the death of Emmett Till and the acquittal of his killers. Thirteen-year-old Rose Lee Carter struggles with questions of race relations and political activism in her family and community. Rose and her brother are being raised by their grandparents-mean-spirited Ma Pearl and gentle Papa-who tend to a white family's house and cotton plantation; the siblings' parents are married to others and are absent from their lives. Jackson presents the lingering racist perspectives of white Southerners ("I wish the coloreds up north would realize how happy the coloreds are down here") and, a little less smoothly, includes a lot of black history under the guise of conversation. The relentless killing of black men by whites is uncomfortably timely, as are the conflicts between Rose's friend Hallelujah, who advocates peaceful demonstrations, and her cousin Shorty, who believes violence should be responded to in kind. Readers will be left with much to consider and discuss. Ages 10-12. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Race relations -- Juvenile fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- Mississippi -- Juvenile fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Civil rights movements -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction.
Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher Boston :2018
Language English
Description 307 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780544800656
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