Bright Star (Hardcover)
September/October 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“Yuyi Morales has the ability to convey so much emotion and imagery, leaving the reader teary-eyed with a pounding heart. Bright Star is a gorgeous and stunning picture book with a powerful message.”
— Lauren Nopenz Fairley, Curious Iguana, Frederick, MD
From the creator of the New York Times bestseller Dreamers comes a beautiful story about growth, empowerment, and finding one's own voice. Child, you are awake
You are alive
You are a bright star,
Inside our hearts. Told with a combination of powerful, spare language and sumptuous and complex imagery that is typical of Yuyi Morales's work, this is the story of a fawn making her way through a border landscape teaming with flora and fauna native to the region. A gentle but empowering voice encourages her to face her fears when she comes across an obstacle in the form of an insurmountable barrier. Yuyi Morales' first book since her New York Times bestseller Dreamers is a book for very young children looking for their place in a world full of uncertainty. It is a book with resonance for all children, especially those whose safety is threatened due to the immigration crisis in the US.