The Sun is Also a Star

The Sun us Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

Publication Information: New York : Delcourt Press / Penguin Random House, 2016

Summary:  Natashia, a seventeen-year-old illegal immigrant from Jamaica about to be deported, heads to the US Customs Office.  As fate would have it, Daniel, a "good" Korean-American boy, is on his way to get his hair cut.  Their paths cross and Daniel takes this as a sign that he has been looking for to help him decide his future.  He follows Natashia into a record store and he begins speaking to her. 

Natashia, who is grounded in science, logic, and reasoning, remains focused on trying to stop the deportation of her family.  Daniel, who is creative, passionate, and faithful, is pulled toward her and wonders if this is love at first site.  As the two travel around New York City together, Daniel tries to convince Natashia that maybe they are destined to be together as they both navigate through what brought them together and what this may mean for their future.

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Links of Interest:

Author website:

Educator Guide:  HERE

National Book Award Finalist:  HERE

How the book cover was designed:  HERE

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