When the Stars Came Home

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Published to rave reviews, here is a heartwarming look at how the comfort of tradition and story can create a true sense of belonging, told through an Indigenous lens.

When Ojiig moves to the city with his family, he misses everything they left behind. Most of all, he misses the sparkling night sky. Without the stars watching over him, he feels lost.

His parents try to help, but nothing seems to work. Not glow-in-the-dark sticker stars, not a star-shaped nightlight. But then they have a new idea for how to make Ojiig feel better -- a special quilt stitched through with family stories that will wrap Ojiig in the warmth of knowing who he is and where he came from. Join this irresistible family as they discover the power of story and tradition to make a new place feel like home.

Author: Brittany Luby
Binding Type: Hardcover
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 11/21/2023
Pages: 40
Weight: 0.88lbs
Size: 8.60h x 10.90w x 0.30d
ISBN: 9780316592499
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 08/01/2023 pg. 82
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2023 pg. 58
Publishers Weekly 09/18/2023
Kirkus Reviews 10/15/2023
Booklist 11/10/2023
Shelf Awareness 12/11/2023

About the Author
Brittany Luby, of Anishinaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. She is the author of several acclaimed books including Encounter, illustrated by Michaela Goade, and Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh / This Is How I Know, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley. She is a professor of history at the University of Guelph and currently lives in Ontario, on Dish with One Spoon Territory.

Natasha Donovan is a Métis illustrator originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. She has illustrated several celebrated books including Borders by Thomas King and Surviving the City by Tasha Spillett-Sumner. She lives by the Nooksack River in Washington State.

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