Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

This is a sweet middle grade story about two girls who become friends - Lily, who is being raised by her grandparents, befriends a migrant worker child, Salma, when Lily's blind dog, Lucky, runs off and Salma is able to stop Lucky by offering him her sandwich.  Lily struggles with missing her mother, who died when Lily was 2, and her changed relationship with Hannah, who used to be her best friend, and she learns from Salma that different things can be good things.  I enjoyed this book and I think kids will like it a lot too.

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