Dutton Books for Young Readers Star Child [Butler, Octavia]
Dutton Books for Young Readers Star Child [Butler, Octavia]

Star Child [Butler, Octavia]

By Ibi Zoboi


Publication Date: January 3, 2023

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Ages 10 And Up, Grades 5 And Up

New York Times bestseller Ibi Zoboi's groundbreaking biography of Octavia E. Butler received six starred reviews and is now available in paperback.

National Book Award finalist 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.

About the Author

Ibi Zoboi was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her YA novel American Street was a National Book Award finalist and and her debut middle grade novel, My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich, was a New York Times bestseller. She is the author of Pride, a contemporary YA remix of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and editor of the anthology, Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. Her most recent bestseller, Punching the Air, is a YA novel in verse, co-authored by prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five. Raised in New York City, Ibi now lives in New Jersey with her husband and their three children.

Author Residence: New Jersey

Author Hometown: New York, New York

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: January 3, 2023

ISBN: 9780399187407

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