This is a title published under the auspices of the American Psychological Association. These books address significant childhood issues through a story. There are always suggestion at the end of the book for the adults who are important to a child.
This title is about Sarah whose brother Ethan has died. The cause of his death is not given and is not the focus of the story. Rather the book is about how Sarah reacts, how her parents cope and how they begin to talk together.
Remembering Ethan is told in a way that is sensitive to the needs of young children. It can serve as a very helpful conversation starter on a sad yet important topic. Children will learn that it is important to allow for sad feelings and to talk about the person who has died. Children will also see that parents are also having their own reactions. The ways in which the family comes together will be reassuring to young listeners.
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