Stargazing

by Jen Wang

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    • Grades: 4 - 7
    • Ages: 9 - 13
    Award:
    Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
Opposites become best friends in this heartfelt story about two friends in a Chinese American neighborhood. But can they be there for each other when something goes really wrong?

Good For:
New York Times Bestselling Author, Full-Color Graphic Novel, Heartfelt Tears and Laughter, Easy-to-Read Speech Bubble Text, Appreciating Chinese American Culture

Topics and Themes:
Chinese American Neighborhoods, Loyalty and Friendship, Paranormal Visions, Hospitalization, Recovering from an Illness, Intracultural Diversity, Hope

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Moon is everything Christine isn’t. She’s confident, impulsive, artistic, and, though they both grew up in the same Chinese American suburb, Moon is somehow unlike anyone Christine has ever known.

But after Moon moves in next door, these unlikely friends are soon best friends, sharing their favorite music videos and painting their toenails when Christine’s strict parents aren’t around. Moon even tells Christine her deepest secret: that she has visions, sometimes, of celestial beings who speak to her from the stars—beings who reassure her that Earth isn’t where she really belongs.

Moon’s visions have an all-too-earthly cause, however, and soon Christine’s best friend is in the hospital, fighting for her life. Can Christine be the friend Moon needs, now, when her world is falling apart?

Jen Wang draws on her childhood to paint a deeply personal yet wholly relatable friendship story that’s at turns joyful, heart wrenching, and full of hope.
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Product Details

    • Grades: 4 - 7
    • Ages: 9 - 13
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-61159-5