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Title:
You and a death in your family
Author:
Wilson, Antoine.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Rosen Central, 2001.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Death today -- Talking about death -- Am I feeling the right feelings? -- Coming together as a family -- The death of a pet -- The funeral -- The death of a parent -- The death of a brother or sister -- Suicide or violent death -- The funeral--what to expect -- Working through your grief and returning to life.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.7 1.0 46965.
ISBN:
9780823933556
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Death is something many people are uncomfortable talking about. However, a young person's first experience with death can be extremely traumatic when other family members are unable to discuss the situation in an open way. This book aims to bridge the gap between the unspoken and hard-to-communicate aspects of dealing with a death in the family and the questions and concerns of preteen readers.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Two serious subjects are treated with respect. Both books discuss emotions, behavior, and the changes that will occur in readers' lives. They give advice on how to deal with the upheaval and with family, friends, and school during and after a serious illness or a death. The authors emphasize the importance of communication and seeking help when the going is particularly tough, with many suggestions for where to find that help. Wainwright, especially, considers the plight of single-parent families with no close relatives. Her advice is consistent with the information provided in Eda LeShan's When a Parent Is Very Sick (Joy Street, 1986; o.p.), which was written with younger children in mind. Wilson gives more practical suggestions than those found in Karen Gravelle and Charles Haskins's Teenagers Face to Face with Bereavement (Messner, 1989; o.p.), and while the writing is not as eloquent as Earl A. Grollman's in Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers (Beacon, 1993), it does cover the subject. The texts are concise and easy to read, illustrated with anecdotal examples and full-color photos of young teens.-Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Death today
Talking about death
Am I feeling the right feelings?
Coming together as a family
The death of a pet
The funeral
The death of a parent
The death of a brother or sister
Suicide or violent death
The funeral--what to expect
Working through your grief and returning to life