Finding Friendship with A Handful of Stars

Friendships may come and go,but if we stay true to ourselves, our friendships will be more meaningful. Find out more in this Book Talk Thursday with A Handful of Stars.

Friendships come and friendships go, but we all learn what it means to be a true friend through our everyday actions. In today's Book Talk Thursday, I showcase another Virginia Readers' Choice that shows us how friendships come and go through the book A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord. {Affiliate links provided to fund future book purchases.}

Book Summary


It's blueberry season in Maine, and Lily has an entire summer to fill. This summer will change everything for Lily as she learns more about who she is and who her real friends are. Her dog Lucky has lost his sight, and he runs away from her one day. A  young migrant worker lures Lucky with her lunch. Finding a friend in Salma, the migrant worker, they share their summer painting bee houses and learning more about who they are. As they work to help raise money for Lucky's eye surgery, they grow closer and closer.  Life changes when Salma enters the pageant as the first migrant worker to do so. And friendships change as each girl realizes who they are and what they mean to each other.

Classroom Application

So many times we see students in our class who have been friends forever, but those friendships change over time. This book shows how, even though friendships change, our lives don't have to. The girls in the book span over many different cultures, social classes, and ideas. It helps everyone understand that friendship is so much more than longevity but more about who you all are. Reading A Handful of Stars will make you and your students think about the importance of friendships and what they mean to everyone.
Friendships may come and go,but if we stay true to ourselves, our friendships will be more meaningful. Find out more in this Book Talk Thursday with A Handful of Stars.


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