The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care
Angie J. Przystas
Roger Owen Rossman
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.
Family Relationships; Foster care; foster child; foster home
foster mother and father
stars; social workers; new home; feelings; questions
Lovell, Cynthia Miller, "The Star: A Story to Help Young Children Understand Foster Care" (1999). Diverse Families. 333.