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“A tender, touching narrative about facing challenges by embracing the magic we hold within ourselves.”
—Kirkus Reviews

A Glasshouse of Stars

Written by Shirley Marr
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Meixing Lim and her family have arrived at the New House in the New Land. Her parents inherited the home from First Uncle who died tragically and unexpectedly while picking oranges in the backyard. Her mama likes to remind Meixing the family never could have afforded to move here otherwise, so she should be thankful for this opportunity.

Everything is vast and unknown to Meixing in this supposedly wonderful place. She is embarrassed by her secondhand clothing, has trouble understanding her peers, and is finding it hard to make new friends. Meixing’s only solace is a rundown greenhouse, that her uncle called his glasshouse, at the far end of her backyard that inexplicably holds the sun and the moon and the secrets of her memory and imagination.

When her fragile universe is rocked by tragedy, it will take all of Meixing’s resilience and bravery to finally find her place of belonging in this new world.

Primary ISBN: 9781534488830

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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