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The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care

Title

The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care

Illustrator

Angie J. Przystas

Publisher

Roger Owen Rossman

Pages

16 pages

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780967701004

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster home

Annotation

The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care is an easy-to-read, short story with beautiful, watercolor illustrations. The book follows a fictional young girl, Kit, who is taken from her mother to the safety, and different world, of a foster home. On Kit's first night in foster care, she becomes friends with a star outside her bedroom window. The star tells Kit about other foster children it has seen. Through the story, the star is a source of comfort for Kit as she experiences many emotions and adjusts to all the new things in her foster home.

Grade Level

PK-1

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

stars

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care

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