A series of poems tells how two sisters help each other deal with life while their mother is working and their father has been sent to jail.
By sharing stories together and having conversations about the books you read, you can help young children understand the world around them. Seeing diverse experiences represented in books helps children to explore their own identities and develop empathy for others.
When someone is incarcerated, a child may feel angry, sad, or confused. These books for young children encourage discussion and talk about what to expect.
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Illustrates a range of situations children may experience with a parent behind bars and reassures them that they are not alone. Includes tips for speaking with children about an incarcerated loved one and suggestions to help them cope.
A boy wakes up one morning to find his father gone. At first, he feels lost. But his father has left him a letter filled with advice to guide him through the times he cannot be there.
When a mother and daughter are separated by the mother’s incarceration, they find a special way to keep their loving relationship alive.
A little girl who misses her father because he’s away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father.
When someone you love goes to jail, you might feel lost, scared, and even mad. What do you do? No matter who your loved one is, this story can help you through the tough times.
A young girl and her grandmother visit the girl’s father in prison.