Telling children about death is not easy.But the stories we make up can help lighten the darkness

When we think about how we will be remembered after death, it seems that simple words and basic descriptions do not do us justice. But for terminally ill parents and the dying, plain language is sometimes best. “Dad is an artist. He paints the world he sees. People love his paintings.” How else can you … Read more

Judge dismisses lawsuit trying to treat children as obscene books

Norfolk, Virginia — A Virginia judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to declare two books as children’s obscenity and distribute them to minors, including booksellers and libraries. The books in question are “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe and “A Court of Mist and Fury” by Sarah J. Maas. Both books describe … Read more

Books: This week, two books on compassion for the homeless and a deal with loss

In our concrete cities, opportunities to meet homeless people are limited by inclinations due to limited access to nature.Conversations around death are also limited, if only because of our Adults cannot explain to children The emptiness of bereavement and how to find solace in memory. Yet these two new picture books do an admirable job … Read more