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Our New Series For Children With An Incarcerated Parent, Their Families And The Professionals Who Serve Them

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Book Cover - Tell Me When Moms And Dads Go To JailOur book, TELL ME ABOUT WHEN MOMS AND DADS GO TO JAIL, presents a scenario about a child who witnesses the arrest of a parent and includes questions that are asked by the child and answered throughout the process from arrest to incarceration.

Book Cover - Tell Me When Moms And Dads Come Home From JailThe second book, TELL ME ABOUT WHEN MOMS AND DADS COME HOME FROM JAIL, tells a different story about a child who finds out his dad is arrested and, after spending time in jail, is coming back home. The child has many questions about what will happen and, throughout the story, his questions are answered. Even though the stories are about a child and his dad, the same story, questions, and answers are true for a child whose mom is arrested and, after spending time in jail, comes home.

Both books include activities for children and tips for parents and professionals on topics including: jail visitation guidelines, handling conflict, communication strategies, and a list of resources and further reading.

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Congratulations on ITM Book Award 2019 Top Ten & Nonfiction Recommendation List

In the Margins - Top Ten ListWe are pleased to announce that Tell Me About When Moms and Dads Come Home From Jail and Tell Me About When Moms and Dads Go to Jail have been selected for the Recommended Nonfiction Book List and as one of this year's Top 10 Titles for the 2019 In the Margins Book Award. After careful consideration and heated debate, our committee of librarians who work with marginalized youth decided that your two books are not only an outstanding fit to recommend to other groups who work with marginalized youth, but has also tied for position as titles on the top ten list, a precedence that has never happened before in the history of this award.