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The Resource The stars at Oktober Bend, Glenda Millard

The stars at Oktober Bend, Glenda Millard

Label
The stars at Oktober Bend
Title
The stars at Oktober Bend
Statement of responsibility
Glenda Millard
Title variation
Stars at October Bend
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows words are for sharing, so she pins them to posters in tucked-away places: railway waiting rooms, fish-and-chip shops, quiet corners. Manny is sixteen, with a scar from shoulder to elbow. Something inside Manny is broken: he was once a child soldier, forced to do terrible, violent things. But in a new land with new people who will care for him, he spends time exploring on foot. And in his pocket, he carries a poem he scooped up. And he knows the words by heart. When Manny and Alice meet, their relationship brings the beginning of love and healing
Summary
A powerful, captivating story about Alice, who is reaching out to express herself through her beautiful-broken words, and Manny who is running to escape his past. When they meet they find the tender beginnings of love and healing
Storyline
Writing style
Character
Award
Children's Book Council of Australia: Notable Australian Children's Book, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10472872
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millard, Glenda
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • [FIC]
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.M6033
  • PR9619.4.M5643
LC item number
  • Sta 2018
  • S73 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 9
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mute persons
  • Child soldiers
  • Teenage refugees
  • Wounds and injuries
  • High schools
  • Teenage girls
  • Teenage boys
  • Poetry
  • Teenagers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Sexual abuse
  • Refugees
  • Young adult fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The stars at Oktober Bend, Glenda Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780763692728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001310133
  • (OCoLC)on1001310133
  • 587183
Label
The stars at Oktober Bend, Glenda Millard
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
266 pages
Isbn
9780763692728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001310133
  • (OCoLC)on1001310133
  • 587183

Library Locations

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      585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming, GA, 30040, US
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      2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming, GA, 30041, US
      34.11878 -84.156553
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