Star Child: A Biographical Constellation of Octavia Estelle Butler (Hardcover)
Author: Ibi Zoboi
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books (2020)
For ages 10–13
Acclaimed novelist Ibi Zoboi illuminates the young life of the visionary storyteller Octavia E. Butler in poems and prose. Born into the Space Race, the Red Scare, and the dawning Civil Rights Movement, Butler experienced an American childhood that shaped her into the groundbreaking science-fiction storyteller whose novels continue to challenge and delight readers fifteen years after her death.
"A fittingly expansive tribute to Butler’s visionary mind and the childhood that sowed it."
"Zoboi pairs elegantly crafted poems with direct, informative prose to create an emotionally charged look at a Black woman who changed the literary landscape, writing in a genre dominated by white authors and white characters. [T]his is a compelling blend of artistry and nonfiction that will likely send readers directly to Butler’s books."