Dear Star Baby
by Malcolm Newsome, Illustrated by Kamala Nair
Publication Date: Apr 04, 2023
List Price: $18.99
Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Target Age Group: Early Reader
Imprint: Beaming Books
Publisher: 1517 Media
Parent Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
I knew something was wrong when Mama called me close.
She held my hand and told me you would not be coming home with us.
She said you went to be with the stars instead.
Written as a letter to his unborn baby sibling, Dear Star Baby shares how a little boy processes the grief he and his family experience after a miscarriage. He tells the baby all about how they were preparing their home to welcome them and the things he was looking forward to doing together. He processes his wonders, wishes, and sadness after this tremendous loss. Dad says their Star Baby feels far away. Mom says their Star Baby is always in her heart. The little boy imagines his baby sibling singing and twinkling in the night sky as he sleeps.
Poignant and sensitively told, this story will help families who have lost of a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth grieve and move forward together.