SAVOY: Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo (A Galaxy of Sea Stars) Talk and Book Signing

A Galaxy of Sea Stars by Jeanne Zulick FerruoloSavoy Bookshop and Café presents a book talk and signing featuring Jeanne Zulick Ferrulo for her new novel A Galaxy of Sea Stars. This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

Sometimes, the truth isn’t easy to see. Sometimes, you have to look below the surface to find it.

Eleven-year-old Izzy feels as though her whole world is shifting, and she doesn’t like it. She wants her dad to act like he did before he was deployed to Afghanistan. She wants her mom to live with them at the marina where they’ve moved instead of spending all her time on Block Island. Most of all, she wants Piper, Zelda, and herself―the Sea Stars―to stay best friends, as they start sixth grade in a new school.

Everything changes when Izzy’s father invites his former interpreter’s family, including eleven-year-old Sitara, to move into the marina’s upstairs apartment. Izzy doesn’t know what to make of Sitara―with her hijab and refusal to eat cafeteria food―and her presence disrupts the Sea Stars. But in Sitara Izzy finds someone brave, someone daring, someone who isn’t as afraid as Izzy is to use her voice and speak up for herself. As Izzy and Sitara grow closer, Izzy must make a choice: stay in her comfort zone and risk betraying her new friend, or speak up and lose the Sea Stars forever.

About the Author

Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo writes middle grade books about kids discovering their inner BRAVE! Her debut novel, RUBY IN THE SKY (Farrar Straus Giroux 2019) won the SCBWI work-in-progress award, the PEN-NE Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award, the NESCBWI Ruth Landers Glass Scholarship, and the New Voices in Children’s Literature: Tassy Walden Award. Her second book, A GALAXY OF SEA STARS, will also be published by Farrar Straus Giroux. Jeanne has worked as a public defender, ESL teacher, Congressional aide, and waitress. She lives in Ellington, Connecticut with her husband, two children, and Golden puppy who bears a striking resemblance to Bob Van Doodle.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
A Galaxy of Sea Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374309091
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 4th, 2020

A Galaxy of Sea Stars is Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo’s second middle-grade novel—a heartwarming story about family, loyalty, and the hard choices we face in the name of friendship.

Sometimes, the truth isn’t easy to see. Sometimes, you have to look below the surface to find it.