Written in verse with beautiful illustrations, this child-friendly story approaches the challenging topic of grief and loss. Based on one young girl’s real life experience with the death of her younger brother, it follows her path through the loss of her home and family as she knew it, through the realization that her brother will never come home, to lessons learned in her new adoptive family and her strong faith that she will one day be reunited with her brother in Heaven. Specifically relating her daughter’s painful experience with the trauma of child abuse, the author, her adoptive mother, relates Valerie’s own words and experiences in this book. Valerie’s story may bring you to tears, but it will warm your heart with her inspiration. Now eleven, Valerie made the decision to have her family publish the book. It is her hope that her experience might help other children and families who live at risk.
"The artwork is amazing and the questions posed by one little girl gives voice to the confusion and pain of many children." Kimberly A. Mann Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
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"This book gives heart to a reality that affects many families. It tells the true story of child abuse and the consequences for the family members who are left behind. This book would be a positive addition to any therapist's resources for children and their families dealing with abuse and loss of a child." Meg Lorton, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.