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 a baby to miscarriage or stillbirth grieve and move forward together.
Malcolm Newsome is a children's book author and cyber security expert from the Chicago area. He is a married father of five who has a deep passion for telling stories of hope and possibilities. After the first three children were born, his family suffered multiple miscarriages. He hopes his debut picture book, Dear Star Baby, will bring healing to the millions of other families who experience this kind of grief.
- Publisher: Beaming Books (April 4, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN-10: 1506484808
- ISBN-13: 9781506484808
- Reading age: 4 - 7 years
- Grade level: 1 - 2
- Item Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions: 8.66 x 0.47 x 10.08 inches