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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

I Sang You Down from the Stars

I Sang You Down from the Stars

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A New York Times bestseller!

This unique baby book sings with Native cultural detail, while striking a universal chord in its celebration of the blossoming of love that comes with expecting and welcoming a new baby--with art by New York Times bestselling illustrator and Caldecott Medalist Michaela Goade
As she waits for the arrival of her new baby, a mother-to-be gathers gifts to create a sacred bundle. A white feather, cedar and sage, a stone from the river . . .

Each addition to the bundle will offer the new baby strength and connection to tradition, family, and community. As they grow together, mother and baby will each have gifts to offer each other.

Tasha Spillett-Sumner and Michaela Goade, two Indigenous creators, bring beautiful words and luminous art together in a resonant celebration of the bond between mother and child.

Author: Tasha Spillett-Sumner
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: 04/06/2021
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.30h x 9.10w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780316493161
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/01/2021
Kirkus Reviews 03/01/2021
Shelf Awareness 04/13/2021
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2021 pg. 142
School Library Journal 06/25/2021 pg. 1
Booklist 08/20/2021

About the Author
Tasha Spillett-Sumner is a Cree and Trinidadian award-winning poet and author who is also working on her doctoral degree in Indigenous land-based education. She makes her home in Treaty 1 territory, Manitoba, where she raises her daughter, Isabella, with her husband.

Michaela Goade (Tlingit) is an award-winning designer and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including Shanyaak'utlaax: Salmon Boy, winner of the 2018 American Indian Youth Literature Best Picture Book Award, and the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Award-winning book, We Are Water Protectors. She lives in Juneau, Alaska.
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