In this immensely moving book, nineteen boys and girls, from seven to sixteen years old and from highly diverse backgrounds, share with us their deepest feelings about their parents' divorce. By listening to them, all children of divorced parents can find constructive ways to help themselves through this difficult time. And they will learn that their own shock and anger, confusion and pain, have been experienced by others and are normal and appropriate. These boys and girls speak with extraordinary honesty and tolerance, and with a remarkable absence of rationalization, illusion, or attempt to justify their own often-trying behavior in response to their situations. Their stories are immediate and convincing, and their generosity in confiding their feelings should provide comfort to children and parents alike.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||4 MB|
About the Author
Jill Krementz works as a journalist, photographer, and portraitist, in addition to turning her talents to writing and photographing books for children. Her publication of 19 children's books has established her reputation as a writer who knows how to listen to and communicate with children. She has won the praise of sociologists and educators, as well as the affection of many young readers. Ms. Krementz was the 1984 recipient of the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for "creatively produced books, works that make a difference." She lives in New York City.