Divorce Is the Worst

Divorce Is the Worst

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""How can you not love a children's author who sees so clearly from her reader's point of view?"--Julie Bowen, actress, Modern Family"This book provides, through honest language and evocative imagery, a uniquely realistic view of how children experience divorce. While neither softening or white-washing this difficult topic, Higginbotham offers an ultimately comforting message to parents and children experiencing separation and divorce."-Lisa Spiegel, LMHC, Soho Parenting, NYCKids are told, "it's for the best"-and one day, it may be. But right now, divorce is the worst. With honesty and humor, Anastasia Higginbotham beautifully conveys the challenge of staying whole when your entire world, and the people in it, split apart. The first children's book to tackle divorce from a child-validating point of view, Divorce Is the Worst is an invaluable tool for families, therapeutic professionals, and divorce mediators struggling to address this common and complex experience. Divorce Is the Worst is the first book in a series of feminist children's books, Ordinary Terrible Things, which deals with common childhood crises and how children themselves find their own way to cope and grow. Anastasia Higginbotham is a writer and illustrator in Brooklyn, NY, whose childhood experience of divorce inspired this book"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : The Feminist Press, At The City University of New York, New York City, 2015
ISBN: 9781558618800
1558618805
9781558618817
Branch Call Number: 306.89 Hi
Characteristics: 65 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

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Green_cat_
Jul 05, 2017

I love this book! my parents have recently separated and it sorta reflected my feelings in a gentle loving way

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realgood4free
May 11, 2017

Beautiful, Poignant, Honest. Love this series. Love this book!

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CaityC
Oct 18, 2016

Brought this home for my almost 4-year-old daughter and was deeply disappointed by the content.

While it's great the book acknowledges the sadness of divorce from a child's perspective, it is oppressively negative. Like, completely doom and gloom. The author overlooks the fact that for many families, divorce is the start of a much better life for all involved. It's a hard, sad thing, but paves the way for happier days ahead.

JCLBeckyC Jun 10, 2016

This is the best book I've read about one of the worst topics in the world. Highly recommended for kids dealing with divorcing parents.

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