Bright Star

Bright Star by Yuyi Morales is a bilingual tale told in English and Spanish about a baby fawn adjusting to life in a border landscape of peachy sands, cactus flowers, and dark, bat-filled nights, all beautifully rendered in Morales’s illustrations. “You are a bright star inside our hearts”, the gentle narrator says to fawn, encouraging the baby to explore both her own feelings and the world around her. Morales’s combination of art and text weave together subtle meditations on the role of community, immigration, and connection to the natural world.