The stars beneath our feet / David Barclay Moore.

By: Moore, David Barclay [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY Knopf, Borzoi Books; c2017Edition: First editionDescription: 294 pages ; 22 cmISBN: 9781524701246 :; 1524701246 :; 9781524701253Subject(s): Brothers -- Death -- Juvenile fiction | Gangs -- Juvenile fiction | Brothers -- Death -- Fiction | Gangs -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / African American | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction | Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- FictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.1.M66 | St 2017Summary: It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren't celebrating. They're still healing 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.
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It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren't celebrating. They're still healing 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.

Age Range: 10-14 Brodart.

Grade Range: 5-9 Brodart.

Accelerated Reader MG 4.4 8.

Reading Counts 6-8 3.7 15.