“The Special Little Star” by Tracy Marie Filigenzi was featured in the January issue of The New York Times Sunday Book Review (NYTSBR).
The New York Times Sunday Book Review (NYTSBR), a weekly paper magazine supplement to the Sunday edition of The New York Times (an American daily newspaper with a global audience estimated in 2020 to be a growing 6 million paid digital subscribers), reviews recent books, including fiction and non-fiction. It is among the most renowned and important book reviews in the industry.
“The Special Little Star” was recommended by The US Review of Books Jonah Meyer, who highlighted, “In large part, what makes this book so special and enticing to share with young children is its gentle voice. Also, the story’s simplicity, both with the text used and the accompanying artwork, somehow makes it more effective.”
“The Special Little Star” is about the tale of one of those stars. He is a small star with big dreams. He dreams of being like the other, larger stars, of no longer being teased because he doesn’t shine as brightly. When joy and happiness enter the world in the form of a tiny baby boy, this special star may just get his wish.
Written by Tracy Marie Filigenzi, dedicated this book to her daughter, as she wanted her to remember the bond they held and forged in the quiet hours of story-filled nights.
Tracy was also interviewed and featured on CBS Radio, hosted by Benji Cole. Talking about her inspiration and journey for writing the story about the Christmas star, the brightly shining star, which led the Wise Men to Bethlehem and then to baby Jesus.
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