Nova: The Courage to Rise (Paperback)
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How many stars are up there, Aurora?
Too many to count, Stella.
More than a million? You should know. I'm just the big mouth.
Okay, maybe a billion. You're not that loud, Stella.
Who are we, anyway?
Sometimes I wish I was a star. And everything was a restart.
Sometimes I wish I hadn't been born.
Stella don't say that. Hey, can I tell you a story?
Once upon a time, high in a tree, in a small park in a big city...
So begins the inner city camping adventure and quest of down-to-earth Aurora, who grew up in the foster system, and quirky Stella, raised by her grandfather.
A cast of characters-real and inanimate-influence them as they answer questions like: What does self-worth mean? What are positive self-talk and body image? Self-love for young women?
A story of coming of age, NOVA explores community, friendship, and faith, and how thinking differently about the past can build a meaningful future.
Hold your vision, Stella. Text me every night and ask me how many stars are up there. Because, when you ask, you're holding me.