The Courage to Rise
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.
Ingenium Books, 9781989059784, 248pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 2021