Far Apart, Close in Heart
Being a Family When a Loved One is Incarcerated
Becky Birtha, Maja Kastelic, illustrator, Albert Whitman & Company Hardcover $16.99 (32pp), 978-0-8075-1275-3
When a parent goes to jail or prison, children are often left with conflicting emotions. In Far Apart, Close in Heart, Becky Birtha explores the fallout with compassion and insight. Maja Kastelic’s softly inviting vignettes show Rafael, Atian, and Emily, along with a culturally diverse group of boys and girls, as they share their experiences at school and home, giving children and caretakers useful tools for coping, even when mom or dad are far away.