Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

on August 27, 2018
Even since Lolly’s older brother Jermaine was killed during an act of gang violence his feelings swing from either mad to sad with no in – between. The only comfort Lolly feels is when he’s building with Legos. When a staff member at the community center in the Harlem, New York projects where he lives provides him with his own space to build, Lolly is able to temporarily shield himself from his grief and the dangers he and his friend Vega face on the street every day.

3 Responses to “The Stars Beneath Our Feet”

  1. Willa says:

    I love love this book, it was one of my favorite DCFs. I can just imagine all of the scenes.

  2. Emma says:

    the way his mom forgives her girlfriend

  3. Lucy says:

    the way his mother forgives her girlfriend for helping him by stealing legos for him

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