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Review of Blue Sky White Stars

Naberhaus, Sarvinder Blue Sky White Stars
32 pp. Dial 2017. ISBN 978-0-8037-3700-6

(3) K–3 Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. Spare, powerful prose presents the American flag and the American landscape and people in parallel: “Sew together one nation / So together one nation.” Evocative paintings portray the natural scenery as well as images from history, including civil rights marchers, long rows of pioneers in covered wagons, and men walking on the moon. A refreshingly unsentimental yet hopeful look at America.

From the Fall 2017 issue of The Horn Book Guide.


About Kristy Pasquariello

Kristy Pasquariello is a children’s librarian at the Wellesley Free Library in Massachusetts.

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