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Bright Star

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Beautiful, poignant tale of border life through fawn's eyes.

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With a few poignant words and some very tender images, this gorgeous multimedia picture book is filled with beautiful textures and colors that draw the reader in. The message in Bright Star is loud and clear no matter who you are, where you come from, or where you're going: We must care for one another and find the courage to speak our own truth, even when faced with darkness. The story ends with beautifully depicted brown skinned children and an author's note that weaves in a visceral sense of urgency as the author shares with us all the reasons why she made this book. Large print makes it an easy read for younger kids. This is a story that will resonate with all, but especially with children affected by the immigration crisis in the United States.

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