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Stars in the Darkness

Written by Barbara M. Joosse & illustrated by R Gregory Christie
Published by Chronicle Books
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In the imagination of a young inner-city boy, police sirens sound like howling wolves, streetlights look like stars, and shots fired by neighborhood gangs sound like those stars cracking the darkness. But when his older brother joins a gang, he can no longer pretend. With the help of his mother, he comes up with a plan to save his brother and unite his neighbors in a stand for peace. The realistic yet uplifting words of best-selling author Barbara M. Joosse combine with powerful illustrations by award-winning artist R. Gregory Christie in this hope-filled story. One young boy’s courage can make a difference.

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R Gregory Christie

R. Gregory Christie has illustrated over forty books and is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP’s Image Award in Illustration. His books include Bad News for Outlaws and Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He lives in Georgia.

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Publication Date:
December 1, 2001

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