Spotlight On: Loss, Death, and Grief
So sorry to hear about the loss. My thoughts, strength to you, the family and the community as you all go through this.
Thank you for sharing something so personal, Sarah, and for using books to try to help others during the saddest and most difficult parts of life.
A remarkable--and so important--list, Sarah! Thank you. Thought and insight.
I randomly found Badger’s Parting Gifts at a book store this summer and at first I didn’t want it but then I realized how much I liked it and what a resource it could be. I read it to my kids a few times and then put it away for now. Might bring it out again later or wait until we experience/are talking about death.
Thank you for this. I’m a father of twin 8 year olds and the tearjerker for me has been Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson - also about loss and memory.
What a great list - I always appreciate your recommendations. I stumbled upon Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolfgang Erlbruch some time ago in Germany and was blown away by its completely unsentimental representation of death. See more here: https://www.themarginalian.org/2016/05/04/duck-death-and-the-tulip-wolf-erlbruch/