Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Yellow Star

I'm not going to include Yellow Star in our discussion...only because it's proven difficult to get a hold of. Somehow my library system missed it entirely, and it is very lightly held at neighboring libraries...and my bookstore tells me out of stock! Not enough to deter me getting it for my library and reading it eventually, but enough to deter me including it in the discussion, because it's become clear to me over the years that no matter how much I want participants to read everything on the list: if it's hard to get, it won't get read.

It sounds, however, fabulous...and with a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and other great reviews, I encourage you all to do the extra leg-work to find this book.

6 Comments:

Blogger sharon said...

i am reviewing it for acl this month! i'll let you know what i think. strange that it's so hard to get a copy of it... guess i should hold onto this one! but you are welcome to borrow it if you'd like. just let me know.

1:47 PM  
Blogger calreadsbks said...

Oh ok. I have two precious copies of Yellow Star. I overnighted one to you at your library. :) should arrive Monday! enjoy! Cal

9:30 AM  
Blogger Lisa Yee said...

YELLOW STAR is a must-read book! I absorbed it in one sitting, and wow, what a compelling story. And that it's based on fact really boggles the mind.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Blog and ye shall receive. Back from vacation, there are 2 copies of Yellow Star in my box. One from Cal, above, and one from Marshall Cavendish. Cal, you want yours back?

Nina

11:08 AM  
Blogger calreadsbks said...

I have another one and may order more! :) Feel free to pass yours on as you wish!

6:09 AM  
Blogger DearReader said...

I have to admit, I didn't think the writing was up to Newbery standards (then again, I thought that about Crispin, too!)

9:33 AM  

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