A Sky Full of Stars (Rose Lee Carter #2) by Linda Williams Jackson

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Read A Sky Full of Stars (Rose Lee Carter #2) Online Free - After the murder of Emmett Till, thirteen-year-old Rose is struggling with her decision to stay in Mississippi. Torn between the opinions of Shorty, a boy who wants to meet violence with violence, and Hallelujah, her best friend who believes in the power of peaceful protests, Rose is scared of the mounting racial tension and is starting to lose hope. But when Rose helps Aunt Ruthie start her own business, she begins to see how she can make a difference in her community. Life might be easier in the North, but Mississippi is home and that's worth fighting for. Mid-Century Mississippi comes alive in this sequel to Midnight Without a Moon

Title : A Sky Full of Stars (Rose Lee Carter #2)
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ISBN : 0544800656
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 pages


Linda rated it ★★★★★

April 07, 2017

I really love this book. I hope others will too. :)

Jana rated it ★★★★★

July 08, 2017

I had the opportunity to read an ARC of this book that was shared with my #BookRelays group by the author. I was thrilled that I would be able to keep reading Rose Lee’s story. A Sky Full of Stars is the sequel to last year’s Midnight Without a Moon. Set in Mississippi in 1955, it tells the story...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

January 10, 2018

It’s a tad premature to think about Newbery 2019 when we haven’t had Newbery 2018 yet, but I’ll say it now: this book is a contender for a year from now. I knew it was Newbery material from the first pages, where I heard Rosa’s distinctive narrator voice and Ma Pearl’s high-quality admonishments....

Kester rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

Disclaimer: I received a free ARC copy of this book from the publisher HMH in exchange for an honest review. It is a hard feat to write a sequel that is as great–and even rarer, better–than the original, but Jackson pulled it off. A Sky Full of Stars is much more impactful and heart-wrenching than...

Karina rated it ★★★★★

September 12, 2017

This book is the sequel to MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON but can also be read as a standalone. Thirteen year old Rose Lee Carter chose to stay at home in Mississippi instead of taking her aunt's offer to go to St. Louis, but recent violence against the black community is making her question her decisio...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2017

I received this book in ARC form through my #bookexpedition group. Having not read Midnight Without a Moon, I was unsure what to expect in this sequel. After getting to know Rosa and her family, I'll definitely go back and read the first book. Set in 1955 Jim Crow Mississippi, Rosa is torn betwee...

Angie rated it ★★★☆☆

January 09, 2018

Rosa is dealing with the aftermath of the Emmet Till trial where the men who killed him are let go. She sees the injustices happening all around her in Mississippi. She sees how blacks are treated by their white neighbors and she wants to do something about it, but she is afraid. She is afraid be...

Cathy rated it ★★★★★

January 20, 2018

Upon finishing A Sky Full of Stars and having read Midnight Without a Moon, I realized that this is the start of a saga like Wilder's "Little House" books. Set in 1955 in Mississippi, the 2 books are bringing us deep into another time and place with complex characters and characters that we love....

Ruth rated it ★★★★★

January 22, 2018

“Bravery is when you’re scared but you do the job anyway.” We’re so lucky. After her wonderful debut novel, Midnight Without a Moon, Linda Williams Jackson brings us more of Rosa’s life in 1950s Mississippi. I read this sequel with the joy of catching up with an old friend, plus the absorbing imm...

Jessica rated it ★★★★★

January 25, 2018

I loved the first book about Rose (now Rosa) Lee Carter, MIDNIGHT WITHOUT A MOON, and this one builds so nicely on the existing character development. I found the characters to be earnest and authentic and inspiring, and the time period allows for so many important moments and events in the civil...

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