Books N Bros Members Chat with Author David Barclay Moore

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, members of Books N Bros embraced the opportunity to chat with the author of their current read. David Barclay Moore is the author of The Stars Beneath Our Feet which just released for sale September 19, 2017. 


A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother’s death in this outstanding debut novel that’s been described as a “fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us” by Newbery Honor and National Book Award–winning author Jacqueline Woodson.

It’s Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren’t celebrating. They’re still reeling from his older brother’s death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly’s mother’s girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything: two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly’s always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward.

His path isn’t clear—and the pressure to join a “crew,” as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape—and an unexpected bridge back to the world.

David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge—of adolescence, of grief, of violence—and shows how Lolly’s inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors.
— Penguin Random House

Moore is a Missouri native who has been supportive of Books N Bros ever since he found out about what the club was doing. Moore has been so supportive that he made sure to donate The Stars Beneath Our Feet for every single member and even made sure we got the book before the world did! Thank you David! And also thank you Random House Children’s Books Check out the webinar below!

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Note: There were technical difficulties the first 5 minutes so bare with us. :)