Bound To Stay Bound

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 Hello, Star
 Author: Lucianovic, Stephanie V. W.

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 28 cm

 BTSB No: 589910 ISBN: 9780316451758
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stars -- Fiction
 Astronauts -- Fiction
 Space travel -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Night after night, a girl speaks to a dying star and, inspired by its resilience, follows her dream to reach the star someday.

 Illustrator: Harrison, Vashti
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 515435

   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/21)
   Booklist (09/15/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2021 A young Black girl gazing out her window notices a particularly bright star. Reading with her mother, she learns that it is a supernova, a giant dying star, and this new interest helps the girl find her voice at school. With scientific information incorporated into the fictional story, the girl and the reader gain greater knowledge as she trains to be a scientist and astronaut, though the inspiring story maintains a light touch. Ever driven by a desire to actually meet her special star, the girl succeeds through her efforts and hard work, with no outside forces imposing limits on her. Soft colored-pencil and Photoshop illustrations employ a palette of blues and grays that emphasize her steadfast passion for the night sky. The fading supernova beautifully symbolizes the idea of legacy. Its light inspires the girl, and then, as the girl achieves her goal of traveling in space, the star moves to the next phase, breaking into smaller, younger stars. They and the now-grown girl will illuminate a path for future curious children. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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