Far Apart, Close in Heart: Being a Family When a Loved One Is Incarcerated

By BIRTHA, Becky

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ISBN
9780807512753
Publisher
Albert Whitman


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Starred Review on April 1, 2017  |  Picture Book

PreS-Gr 3—How can a family stay intact if a parent is incarcerated? This tale follows children as they deal with bullying, isolation, fear, guilt, and uncertainty. In one scene, Xavier has his face down and is worried because he needs to keep his father's incarceration a secret while he is surrounded by happy children playing outside. Later on, Xavier is able to talk to his father on the phone and stay connected—where "he doesn...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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