The Stars Beneath Our Feet

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother?s death in this outstanding debut novel that celebrates community and creativity. ** WINNER OF THE CORETTA SCOTT KING?JOHN STEPTOE AWARD FOR NEW TALENT! ** MICHAEL B. JORDAN TO DIRECT MOVIE ADAPTATION! SIX STARRED REVIEWS! It?s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren?t celebrating. They?re still reeling from his older brother?s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly?s mother?s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly?s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. His path isn?t clear?and the pressure to join a ?crew,? as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape?and an unexpected bridge back to the world. David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge?of adolescence, of grief, of violence?and shows how Lolly?s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.
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