Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler

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Product Details

Price
$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780399187384

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About the Author

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her YA novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, was a New York Times bestseller. She is the author of Pride, a contemporary YA remix of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and editor of the anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. Her most recent bestseller, Punching the Air, is a YA novel in verse, co-authored by prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five. Her debut picture book, The People Remember, earned a Coretta Scott King Honor. Raised in New York City, Ibi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.

Reviews

★A biography that's as unique in form and content as the groundbreaking sci-fi/fantasy author herself.... Informational and inspirational, this innovative work will draw committed Butler fans and entice those unfamiliar with her work to seek it out.--Horn Book, starred review

★Zoboi has created a necessary addition to school and public library collections through this memorable look at how writers incorporate their lives into their work.--Booklist, starred review

Zoboi movingly highlights the importance of empathy in Butler's work and her role as a mentor and source of inspiration for countless other Black creatives.--BookPage

A fittingly expansive tribute to Butler's visionary mind and the childhood that sowed it.--Publishers Weekly

Zoboi pairs elegantly crafted poems with direct, informative prose to create an emotionally charged look at a Black woman who changed the literary landscape, writing in a genre dominated by white authors and white characters. [T]his is a compelling blend of artistry and nonfiction that will likely send readers directly to Butler's books.--BCCB