Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

It's that time of year when we come together to read the same book.
Pick up your copy today.

This is that time of year when everyone in the Fox Cities reads the same book and then joins a discussion, discusses it with friends, and maybe even meets the author--and we all grow closer. This year's Fox Cities Reads selection is Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper.

The Fox Cities Reads booklet includes a book synopsis, information on author Sharon Draper, book discussion questions, a list of related books, and a list of other books by the author.  Read it online or pick one up at the library.

Check out and read this award-winning book and then mark your calendar to attend a Fox Cities Reads community event.
book          book on disc          Playaway        also available for download      and on Hoopla 

Please note:  In past years the Fox Cities Reads and the Fox Cities Book Festival ran concurrently.  This year the Book Festival will take place October 9 - 15.  


Presentations by Author Sharon Draper 

Tuesday, April 4, 6:30pm
UW-Fox Perry Hall, 1478 Midway Rd., Menasha

Wednesday, April 5, 2:00pm
Neenah Public Library

(Ms. Draper will also appear at three area schools.)

Stella by Starlight Discussions

Monday, February 20, 6:30pm
Little Chute Public Library--Evening Book Club

Thursday, March 9, 7:00pm
Seth's Coffee House, Little Chute--Books & Brews Book Club

Thursday, March 16, 1:00pm
Kimberly Public Library--The Book Sayers Book Club

Tuesday, March 21, 2:00pm
Menasha Public Library--Book Club

Tuesday, April 11, 10:00am
Kaukauna Public Library--Daytime Book Group

Wednesday, April 19, noon
Appleton Public Library--Downtown Book Club

Monday, April 14, 10:00am
Neenah Public Library--Monday Morning Book Klatch

Appleton as a Sundown Town
History Museum at the Castle
330 E. College Ave., Appleton
Saturday, April1, at 11:00am (free admission)

Stella by Starlight describes the experience of Black Americans in 1930s North Carolina.  What were the experiences of Blacks during the same era in Appleton?  Join Chief Curator Nick Hoffman for a talk about the Ku Klux Klan in the Fox Cities, Black migrant workers, and conditions in this Sundown town, when Blacks were not allowed to be inside city limits after sundown.

This year's Fox Cities Reads is made possible by:
The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Fox Cities Book Festival
Appleton Area School District
Appleton Education Fund (AEF)
Appleton Public Library
Menasha Joint School District
Elisha D. Smith (Menasha) Public Library
Kaukauna Area School District
Kaukauna Public Library
Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library
Neenah Public Library
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley