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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

Publication Year

1999

ISBN

9780967701004

Pages

16 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Foster care; foster home

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

White

Keywords

stars

Diversity Impact

direct

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

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