Eridani and Acamar come from different worlds. Eridani is a student. She likes learning about the night sky. Acamar is a kid who is “made of space and stars.” In the book Starcrossed, these two characters try to overcome the challenges of their long-distance friendship. Along the way, they make a wish and find themselves in new worlds.
Julia Denos is the book’s author and illustrator. She was inspired to write the story by a group of paintings she made. “I was doing paintings of figures filled with stars,” she told TFK. “I would call them star people.”
Even though Eridani and Acamar live far apart, their friendship ties them together. “I think friendship is a way to share a connection and enjoy parts of your lives together,” Denos says.