Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

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.
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A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

Hopkinson, Deborah, A Bandit’s Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket.

Gutsy eleven year old Italian immigrant Rocco  arrives in NYC in the spring of 1887 without a penny to his name. Forced  to work for an unscrupulous padron, Rocco decides to strike out on his own than succumb to daily abuse.  In his struggle for a better life he faces many misadventures and makes a new friend or two along the way.

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Goodbye Stranger

Back in grade five, Bridge,Tabitha and Emily made a pact. Never to fight, ever. Now, two years later, they’re still best friends, but other things are changing. Bridge meets Sherm, and is soon excited and confused by her new, strange feelings. And when Emily starts texting pictures of herself to Patrick, Bridge and Tab find themselves complicit in a naïve plan that quickly spirals out of control.

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