Knopf Books for Young Readers Holler of the Fireflies
Knopf Books for Young Readers Holler of the Fireflies

Holler of the Fireflies

By David Barclay Moore

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Publication Date: September 27, 2022

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

A boy from the hood in Brooklyn travels to a STEM camp in an Appalachian holler for one epic, life-changing summer.

 

A brilliant new novel from the award-winning author of The Stars Beneath Our Feet.

Javari knew that West Virginia would be different from his home in Bushwick, Brooklyn. But his first day at STEM Camp in a little Appalachian town is still a shock. Though run-ins with the police are just the same here. Not good.

 

Javari will learn a lot about science, tech, engineering, and math at camp. And also about rich people, racism, and hidden agendas. But it’s Cricket, a local boy, budding activist, and occasional thief, who will show him a different side of the holler—and blow his mind wide open.

 

Javari is about to have that summer. Where everything gets messy and complicated and confusing . . . and you wouldn’t want it any other way.

 

J + C + summer = ∞

Story Locale:Harlem, NYC

About the Author

DAVID BARCLAY MOORE is the author of The Stars Beneath Our Feet, which won the Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award for New Talent.

 

David was born and raised in Missouri. After studying creative writing at Iowa State University, film at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and language studies at l’Université de Montpellier in France, David moved to New York City, where he has worked in film, journalism, and communications.

 

David now divides his time between Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles, CA; and St. Louis, MO. 

Author Residence: Brooklyn, NY

Author Hometown: Missouri

Format: Hardcover

Length: 368 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 27, 2022

ISBN: 9781524701284

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