My friend Kathi Appelt sent me a book today, Seven Choices: Finding Daylight After Loss Shatters Your World by Elizabeth Harper Neeld, Ph.D. (Warner Books, 1990, 2003).
I was flipping through the book when a chapter titled "Helping Children and Teenagers Deal With Loss" caught my eye. Among the recommended resources is my first novel, Rain Is Not My Indian Name (Harper, 2001), along with some of my favorite books about grieving/healing, including Bluebird Summer by Deborah Hopkinson (Harper, 2001) and books about hope, including River Friendly, River Wild by Jane Kurtz (Simon & Schuster, 2000).
The Teen Book Club from Dear Reader. Sign up online to receive chapters of top YA novels in your "in" box. This week's book is Comedy Girl by Ellen Schreiber.