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Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated (Paperback)
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 - Best Picture Books to Give Readers Strength
STARRED REVIEW This book is a necessary one.--Kirkus Reviews starred review
STARRED REVIEW A highly recommended title that serves as an excellent entry to discuss incarceration in an age-appropriate way.--School Library Journal starred review
Millions of children worldwide have a parent in jail or prison.
Kids can have all kinds of feelings and questions when a parent is incarcerated. Rafael is embarrased. Rashid is angry. Yen wonders if it's her fault. This sensitive story illustrates a range of situations children may face with moms or dads behind bars, while reassuring them they are not alone.
About the Author
Becky Birtha is the author of Grandmama's Pride and Lucky Beans, which also express her advocacy for social justice. She has degrees in children's studies and creative writing. She lives in Pennsylvania with her partner and their two young adult children. Maja Kastelic studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Before starting her career in illustration, she worked as a retouching artist restoring frescoes. She lives in Slovenia.