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Indie Middle Grade Spotlights: The Starseed Child and Delilah Dusticle - Batch of Books
The Starseed Child by Lynne Namka Age Range: 9-12 Print Length: 177 pages Publisher: Lynne Namka ( January 6, 2014) Language: English Genre: Fantasy Series: Stand alone About the Book: It’s not easy having a Sixth Sense, knowing things and being different from others. Why does Nan’s skin have a bluish cast? And what’s with this traveling through the Stargate to another dimension for Mystery School? Definitely different! Nan can read the color of people’s hearts and has a haunt for a roommate. There is a dark spot in her heart and her anger grows living under the iron fist of her mother who Nan secretly calls Gestapo Mum. Nan’s two friends are sensitive but strong individuals with special powers of their own: Tanner, an African-American boy from a stable family and Jesus being raised by his grandmother after his druggie mother ran away. The children explore the desert by their small southwestern town, spy on a camp of homeless people. Exploring a cave which she must clear of Native American ghosts before she can proceed, Nan is horrified to find a drug smuggling compound and that her mother is involved in money laundering. Caught in a battle with …