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Brilliant Star's Mission
Brilliant Star is an award-winning magazine that invites children of all backgrounds and faiths to explore their roles as world citizens. We emphasize concepts such as: the appreciation of cultural and racial diversity; peace among all religions and nations; the equality of women and men; the elimination of prejudices and poverty; and the sustainable development and protection of our fragile planet.
We encourage readers to see themselves as champions and leaders. Brilliant Star promotes universal values of good character, such as kindness, courage, creativity, and helpfulness. We provide tools for readers to use their skills to be of service to their families and communities, and to develop a world-embracing vision of peace.
Designed for children ages 8–12, years of important moral and emotional growth, Brilliant Star seeks to encourage the love of learning with a carefully developed blend of editorial and visual content, including fiction, non-fiction, activities, games, puzzles, comics, interviews, music, and expressive art. Content is developed with thoughtful consideration of multiple learning styles, such as interpersonal, intrapersonal, and linguistic understanding. Social and emotional challenges faced by children are addressed with respect for age-appropriate development. Readers can learn from the adventures of likeable fictional characters, as well as from outstanding real-life role models.
Published six times per year by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States, Brilliant Star has subscribers in over 40 countries, coming from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and faiths. Brilliant Star is created through collaboration between staff, contractors, and a network of volunteers from around the globe. We welcome submissions from contributors of all ages.
“Children are the most precious treasure a community can possess, for in them are the promise and guarantee of the future.” Guided by this vision from the Bahá’í writings, Brilliant Star offers an imaginative world where children can explore their dreams, develop their self-esteem, and express their noble identities.