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

Title

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

Authors

Becky Birtha

Illustrator

Maja Kastelic

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9780807512753

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Children from all walks of life experience various emotions when their parent is in jail or prison, but they learn there are ways to communicate their feelings that will help improve their situation and remind them they are not alone.

Grade Level

3-5

Lexile Measure

AD560L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Foster care; Incarceration; foster children; foster home; mother in prison; father in prison; parents in prison; children of prisoners; jail

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Fiction Picture Book
Kirkus Best Picture Books, 2017 Give Readers Strength

Keywords

feelings; emotions; anger; fear; breaking the law; questions; bullying

Diversity Impact

direct

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


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