Everett Anderson's Goodbye

Title

Everett Anderson's Goodbye

Authors

Lucille Clifton

Illustrator

Ann Grifalconi

Publisher

Henry Holt and Company, Inc.

Publication Year

1983

ISBN

9780805008005

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Everett Anderson has a difficult time coming to terms with his grief after his father dies.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Family member death; death of a father

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

single mother

Awards

Coretta Scott King Book Award, 1984, Winner, Author
Books About Trauma, Tragedy and Loss, 2002 Ages 5-7
Books for Beginning Readers, 1998 Putting It all Together
Civic Engagement Selected K-5 Books for Reflecting on Ones Place in the World, 2012 Saying Goodbye: Dealing with a Death
Coping with Change: Selected Books for Children, 2012 Saying Goodbye: Dealing with a Death

Keywords

five stages of grief; denial; anger; depression; bargaining; acceptance; struggle; poetry

Diversity Impact

direct

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