Deputy Superintendent Cheryl Schwarz recommends When the Stars Came Home by Brittany Luby for the International Day of Education.
As we celebrated education around the world this week, we also expressed gratitude for the diverse cultures woven into our school communities. Each day, we have the privilege of learning side by side with individuals from various backgrounds and it is through the stories we share that we deepen our connections.
When the Stars Came Home is a beautifully illustrated book that explores the significance of storytelling and tradition, emphasizing the idea that one carries the essence of home even when relocating to a new place. Like the main character, Ojiig, I also left the town where I grew up and moved to B.C.
The quilt created for him by his mother evokes cherished memories of a quilt I made with my grandmother. I remember hanging on to every word of the stories she shared with me while we carefully stitched each piece of fabric together. You carry that feeling of home with you wherever you may live or adventure. I hope readers experience the same warmth that I did from the book.
When the Stars Came Home is available in the SD42 Aboriginal Education Library.
- Celebrate education around the world with the International Day of Education Virtual Library.