I Sang You Down from the Stars

Book, 2021, 30 pp
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A love letter from an Indigenous mother to her new baby that honors the beauty of a little one's arrival

The narrator gathers gifts for a medicine bundle in anticipation of her baby’s birth; a fluffy white eagle plume, bunches of cedar and sage, a quilted star blanket, and a small stone from the river. When the baby arrives, the mother shares the bundle with her child and reveals the importance of each item inside. But when her family comes to meet the new arrival, she realizes the baby arrived with gifts of its own and that the baby is also a sacred bundle: a baby bundle.

Drawing from Indigenous creation stories and traditional teachings and illustrated in dazzling watercolours, I Sang You Down from the Stars is a tribute to the bond between mother and child.

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