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Star Child

By Ibi Zoboi
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Publisher Description

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
A Walter Dean Myers Honor Book

From the New York Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist, a biography in verse and prose of science fiction visionary Octavia Butler, author of Parable of the Sower and Kindred.

Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler experienced an American childhood that shaped her into the groundbreaking science-fiction storyteller whose novels continue to challenge and delight readers fifteen years after her death.

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3 Reviews

“Ibi Zoboi puts together a collection of quotes and poems to form a biographical constellation of the science-fiction icon Octavia Butler. I thoroughly enjoyed this! I am the odd one out here as I have yet to read any of Butler's work and I also have yet to get to Zoboi's books. BUT that being said, I am very excited for both of these authors' books and I am familiar with them. I picked this up as I love biographies and poetry and I'm glad I did! It was a short but beautiful insight into Butler's life and I found it very interesting. I would definitely recommend this to others.”
“<strong>Beautifully written!</strong> This book was beautifully written and extremely informative. I loved all the poems and then the detailed explanations afterwards. I recommend this book for fans of Octavia E. Butler and for people who want to read her books but haven't yet. I bought the Kindle ebook version but I will be ordering a physical copy as well, thank you so much for this beautiful and unique biography.”

About Ibi Zoboi

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.

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