The Night Dad Went to Jail

  • Type: Books
  • By: Melissa Higgins
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Ramona B.P.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781404866799
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An unfortunate, but real event in the lives of many children.

This book is part of the Life’s Challenges series and a good resource for use in the classroom, home, counseling center or any location where a child facing this situation may receive help.
Important features of this book include:
*Discussion of feelings children may have: abandonment; anger; embarrassment; and guilt.
* Dad ends up serving time (his crime is not given) therefore, a description of changes that occur during a parent’s incarceration are discussed: coping skills, family dynamics, visiting the facility.
* No racial or social class stereotypes.
*Interesting and straight forward story.
* A glossary explaining the difference between jail and prison, plus other terms children may hear.