Two stars for Star already! Laura Resau's middle-grade novel Star in the Forest, which debuts next month from Delacorte, has received lovely starred reviews from Booklist and School Library Journal. SLJ called it "a well-told and deeply satisfying read," and Booklist hailed it as "an unforgettable narrative of a girl's daily struggle to find a home," comparing it to other migration stories by Francisco Jiménez and Pam Muñoz Ryan.
Three months ago, Richie Partington of Richie's Picks gave Star a wonderful review, as well: "I find it a [rare] discovery to come across such an important-yet-sweet book that will be embraced by third, fourth, fifth and even sixth graders, one that deals so incredibly well—on a level appropriate for younger readers —with issues of friendship and poverty and borders and of not making assumptions about people you don't really know."
You can see more about Star in the Forest and read a brief excerpt on the book's page at Laura's website.