Shame the Stars
By The Monitor
Beautifully written in García McCall’s inimitable, lyric style, the chapters — narrated by Joaquín — are separated by a wide variety of historical and fictional documents: Joaquín’s poems, letters exchanged by the teens, newspaper clippings, excerpts from books of the time, etc. With its list of recommended readings and a powerful essay by the author about the genesis of the novel, “Shame the Stars” lends itself to incorporation into English and history classes throughout South Texas and beyond.
This novel was my most highly anticipated read of 2016. It delivered. Read it.Read the full review here .
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Christina Diaz Gonzalez, award-winning author of THE RED UMBRELLA
Margarita Engle, Newbery Honor-winning author of THE SURRENDER TREE
Julie Berry, award-winning author of THE PASSION OF DOLSSA and ALL THE TRUTH THAT'S IN ME
Martha Brockenbrough, author of THE GAME OF LOVE AND DEATH
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