Ani's Light (Hardcover)
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One of Bank Street's 2021 Best Children's Books of the Year This sensitive, hopeful story will help kids explore their sadness when a close family member is undergoing medical treatment, while highlighting sources of light that can bring stability during uncertain times. It is also a terrific resource for anyone who wants to understand the ups and downs of coping with a parent's illness. Ani's stuck in a dark cloud because his mother hasn't been home. His friends and family try to brighten his mood, but nothing helps. When Mama finally comes back, but with her hair missing, Ani's light gets brighter and brighter, chasing away his darkness. The unconditional love between Ani and his mother shines through as the two enjoy their precious time together, whether it's forever, or just for now. Includes a note from the author explaining ways to help a child through a family crisis.
About the Author
Tanu Shree Singh, PhD, is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Higher Education, Haryana, India. She completed her studies in positive psychology at Maharshi Dayanand University and writes extensively on issues related to parenting. Her passion for reading and getting more children to read led her to set up two libraries in Faridabad and Tirthan Valley. She lives in Faridabad, India. Visit her on Twitter @tanu75 and on Instagram @tanu.shree.singh. Sandhya Prabhat, MFA, is an independent animator and illustrator from Chennai, India, now working in the Bay Area, California. She holds a master's degree in animation and digital arts from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a bachelor's degree in literature. She has illustrated more than ten children's books. She also works on animation for TV and movies, and designs for social media platforms. Visit sandhyaprabhat.com and visit her on Facebook and Instagram @sandhyaprabhat.