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Far Apart, Close in Heart - by Becky Birtha

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Format Hardcover

About this item


Suggested Age: 4-8 Years

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Family

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Book theme: Parents

Author: Becky Birtha

Language: English

Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 51701519
UPC: 9780807512753
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-2461
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Millions of children worldwide have a parent in jail or prison.

Book Synopsis

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.

Review Quotes

A unique and important picture book...Especially and unreservedly recommended.--Midwest Book Review

Birtha introduces a multicultural cast of children, each with at least one incarcerated parent (the crimes aren't specified) and a unique challenge.--The Horn Book Magazine

Having a parent in prison is a complicated matter...Drawing on her own experience, Birtha gilds the text with tenderness and affirmation.--Booklist

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

STARRED REVIEW! This book is a necessary one.--Kirkus Reviews starred review

Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2017 - Best Picture Books to Give Readers Strength

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.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 9.1 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.7 pounds
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