Front cover image for Far apart, close in heart : being a family when a loved one is incarcerated

Far apart, close in heart : being a family when a loved one is incarcerated

Becky Birtha (Author), Maja Kastelic (Illustrator)
Children can experience many emotions when a parent is in jail or prison. They may be angry, sad, lonely, or scared. Sometimes friends act differently toward them. Sometimes the children begin acting differently too. In this important book, young readers will learn that even when it feels like nothing can get better again, there are ways they can improve their circumstances. Sending letters, talking to a trusted grown-up about their feelings, and even visiting a parent in jail or prison can help keep a parent close in their hearts
Print Book, English, 2017
Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, Illinois, 2017