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Children's and Young Adult Fiction Featuring a Child with an Incarcerated Parent

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Some of you know I'm part of a Facebook read-to-change book group. We finished Michele Alexander's THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS and are about to start Bryan Stevenson's JUST MERCY. It's not to late to join us as we begin this round of reading next week.

As I'm reading, I find myself wondering which children's and young adult novels feature a main character with an incarcerated parent. I put the question out on twitter, and here are the results (please leave other titles in the comments section and I will add.)

Picture Books
KNOCK KNOCK by Daniel Beaty MAMA LOVES ME FROM FAR AWAY by Pat Brisson KENNEDY'S BIG VISIT by Daphne BrooksVISITING DAY by Jacqueline WoodsonEarly Readers
THE SUNNY HOLIDAY SERIES by Coleen ParatoreNINE CANDLES by Maria Testa Middle-Grade Novels
RUBY ON THE OUTSIDE by Nora Raleigh BaskinQUEENIE PEAVY by Robert BurchALL RISE FOR THE HONORABLE PERRY T. COOK by Leslie ConnorAN ANGEL FOR MARIQUA by Zetta Elli…

TIGER BOY in the Language of Love

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The Rageot Editeur version of TIGER BOY, translated by Ariane Bataille and illustrated by Aline Bureau, releases this month in France. To see a story created in your imagination translated into another language for kids across borders? One of the best moments in a writer's life. Merci, mon ami!