A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Lots of information about space and stars. Scentific vocabulary such as "neutron."
Work hard and be passionate about the things that interest you.
Positive Role Models
The young girl follows her dream to become an astronaut.
The main character is a Black girl who's positively portrayed as excited about stars and outer space as a child, through elementary school and college, and eventually realizing her dream of becoming an astronaut.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic's Hello, Star is the gorgeously illustrated story of a girl who dedicates her life to space exploration after learning that the star that fascinates her is dying. Vashti Harrison's lush images are mesmerizing, with rich colors and a nuance that captures the girl's expressions and sense of wonder. There's a lot of great information about stars and space here to engage budding space enthusiasts, and a sweet twist on empathy and compassion.
Is It Any Good?
Illustrator Vashti Harrison's beautiful images captivate the imaginations of young readers who can look at their own night skies and wonder what might be out there. Hello, Star brings empathy and connection to the pages of this lovely read-aloud story, and emphasizes how hard work can be fulfilling. The information about stars is perfectly appropriate for this age, helping make space accessible and fascinating.
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