A Star is Born (The News Crew, Book 3)

Series: The News Crew

by Walter Dean Myers


Scholastic Press
August 2015


Fiction
Ages 10 – 14 . Grades 5 – 9

Lexile measure: 810L

DRA: 60

Guided Reading: Y

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An alternative school newspaper published by Zander and his crew is alive and well. And now there's plenty to report on when LaShonda steps into the spotlight with her costume designs for an upcoming play. LaShonda's designs get rave reviews, but she soon learns that show business is filled with challenges and choices. LaShonda is forced to consider what's more important--fame, or loyalty to her autistic brother. Whether she gets a standing ovation or the curtain pulled down on her is up to LaShonda. And she can't help but wonder if her friends have got her back and will be there for her whether she's center stage or waiting in the wings.

With signature humor and thought-provoking questions, Walter Dean Myers's acclaimed series once again delivers a whip-quick story that will keep readers at the edge of their seats, and have them applauding after the drama ends on the book's last page.
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Walter Dean Myers

The late Walter Dean Myers was the 2012-2013 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He was the critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of an award-winning body of work which includes Somewhere in the Darkness, Slam!, and Monster. Mr. Myers has received two Newbery Honor medals, five Coretta Scott King Author Book Awards, and three National Book Award Finalist citations. In addition, he was the winner of the first Michael L. Printz Award.

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  • PRAISE FOR CRUISERS:

    * "Fleet pacing, spot-on voice, good characters, great dialogue, smart ideas, and an unusual story that can maneuver whip-quick from light to heavy and back again." -- Booklist, starred review

    "Readers will look forward to further tales of these kids as they navigate the high seas of middle school life." -- Kirkus Reviews

    "Thought-provoking . . ." -- Publishers Weekly

    "The Cruisers are a thoughtful, mouthy bunch . . . watch them set off metaphorical fireworks . . ." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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