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A Glasshouse of Stars



by
Shirley Marr

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon & Schuster BFYR
ISBN
9781534488830
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Xenophobia , Language: Mild Language , Violence: Child Abuse
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A moving coming-of-age story about one girl’s bravery and imagination in the face of the unknown. Perfect for fans of Front Desk and Mañanaland.

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land. Her parents inherited the home from First Uncle who died tragically and unexpectedly while picking oranges in the backyard. Her Ma Ma likes to remind Meixing the family never could have afforded to move here otherwise, so she should be thankful for this opportunity.

Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing in this supposedly wonderful place. She is embarrassed by her second-hand clothing, has trouble understanding her peers, and is finding it hard to make new friends. Meixing’s only solace is a rundown greenhouse, that her Uncle called his glasshous at the far end of her backyard that inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and the secrets of her memory and imagination.

When her fragile universe is rocked by tragedy, it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Xenophobia , Language: Mild Language , Violence: Child Abuse

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

256

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.8: points 8

Lexile

870L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Magical Realism

Topics

Emigration and immigration. Immigrants. Resilience (personality trait). Belonging (social psychology). Culture shock. Mothers and daughters. Family life. Grief. Imagination. Friendship.

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Grades 5-7
Upper Elementary & Junior High
For Grades 5-7

The perfect literary mix for your middle-grade readers. Featuring subject matter a bit more complex and multi-dimensional, this category is packed with captivating novels and fascinating nonfiction. Expect the 12 books offered in tis category to fly off the shelf.

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