National Young Readers Week is November 12-16
In Sheila O’Connor’s Keeping Safe the Stars, Pride Star must keep her family together after their elderly grandparent and only living relative is hospitalized. Hiding their grandfather’s absence, the Stars work to visit him in the hospital, but realize he can no longer take care of them. Set during Richard Nixon’s resignation, this middle grade novel questions whether lying is ever justified, even when the truth may have consequences. If you haven’t yet chosen a book for National Young Readers Week, check out this thought-provoking and poignant new book.