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  • Writer's pictureShameer Bismilla

The Stars That Shine For You

I recently had the privilege of reading "The Stars That Shine for You" by Rishma Govani, beautifully illustrated by Tran Dac Trung. This remarkable book approaches the topic of death with utmost sensitivity, presenting it in a child-friendly manner that encourages open conversations about love, loss, and hope. It is a timely and essential addition to any bookshelf, as it not only enhances our own understanding of grief but also equips the next generation with the language to navigate these profound experiences.

One of the aspects that impressed me the most about this book is how it acknowledges and celebrates the diverse cultural perspectives on death. Govani does an excellent job of highlighting that every culture has its own beliefs and practices surrounding this inevitable part of life. Through the pages, readers are exposed to various notions and rituals associated with death, fostering a deeper appreciation for the richness and diversity of human experiences.

Overall, "The Stars That Shine for You" is a remarkable book that nurtures empathy and resilience in readers of all ages while reminding us that we are all connected by shared experiences.


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