Far Apart, Close in Heart

Far Apart, Close in Heart

Being A Family When A Loved One Is Incarcerated

Book - 2017
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Children can experience many emotions when a parent is in jail or prison. They may be angry, sad, lonely, or scared. Sometimes friends act differently toward them. Sometimes the children begin acting differently too. In this important book, young readers will learn that even when it feels like nothing can get better again, there are ways they can improve their circumstances. Sending letters, talking to a trusted grown-up about their feelings, and even visiting a parent in jail or prison can help keep a parent close in their hearts.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Albert Whitman & Company,, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780807512753
Characteristics: 30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Kastelic, Maja - Illustrator


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KCLS_RobinH Apr 21, 2017

A really timely and poignant picture book, told from the perspectives of many children with incarcerated parents. Feelings are validated, solutions offered. How can adults and children support each other when a family is separated? Listening, being truthful, and loving, which a child always deserves and needs.


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