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  • 44 pages
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Target Audience:
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
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Keywords:

LGBTQ+, Self-discovery, Gender non-conformity, Self-expression, Self-love, Self-acceptance, Anti-bullying

Star's Dream
by Michael B. Martins




STAR is an all-around artist at heart. STAR is talented and dreams very big. Ve wants to share vis singing, dancing, and acting talents with the world, but ve is caught at a crossroads with two paths to choose from. On one path, ve is free to do what ve loves—to have fun and be free to be the way ve truly wants to be. The other path is where ve tucks away vis passion and soul and stops dreaming big. But with the help of vis brave teacher, Mx. Magic, STAR learns to dream bigger and more freely than ve ever has before...”

This story is about STAR, an artist at heart with talents and dreams of singing, dancing, and acting. However, STAR doesn’t quite fit the mold and must make a choice: do what ve loves and be who ve wants to be, or hide away and risk unhappiness in exchange for fitting in. Ve is in a very lonely, hopeless place when Mx Magic, ve’s compassionate teacher, comes to the rescue with an inspiring message. This is a heart-warming story about self-love, self-expression, and acceptance that is perfect for children trying to work through the rigid social roles imposed them by a cis-heteronormative society. This book would also make a great educational resource for parents and teachers looking to better understand gender non-conforming children.


STAR is an all-around artist at heart. STAR is talented and dreams very big. Ve wants to share vis singing, dancing, and acting talents with the world, but ve is caught at a crossroads with two paths to choose from. On one path, ve is free to do what ve loves—to have fun and be free to be the way ve truly wants to be. The other path is where ve tucks away vis passion and soul and stops dreaming big. But with the help of vis brave teacher, Mx. Magic, STAR learns to dream bigger and more freely than ve ever has before...

STAR’S DREAM is an introspective and self-reflective account inspired by the true-life experiences of the author. Michael makes sense of his childhood challenges and shows that he has paid attention to brave conversations that he has had with his students in his current role as an educator. This story is a call to acceptance and self-love aimed to build up children to dream big and live their lives by being true to who they are. It is heavily focused on character development, anti-bullying, written in simple language for early years learners, all wrapped an equitable read.


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STAR’S DREAM is an introspective and self-reflective account inspired by the true-life experiences of the author. Through this book, Michael Martins makes sense of his childhood challenges and shows that he has paid attention to brave conversations that he has had with his students in his current role as a professional educator. This story is a call to acceptance and self-love, and aims to build up children to dream big and live their lives by being true to who they are. It is heavily focused on character development, anti-bullying, and brave conversations and is written in simple language for early years learners, all wrapped into one equitable read.


Contributors

Author
Michael B. Martins
Illustrator
Maria Isabel Nadal Romero

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