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Library JournalThanatology fellow and counselor Goldman (Children Also Grieve) GreatAnswers1218 Facing What No Child Should: Titles on Bereavementpresents a brief introduction to death discussions with young children by providing sample questions children typically ask after a death, followed by appropriate responses based on a child’s age. Questions range from the general (e.g., “What does dead mean?”) to the heartbreakingly specific (e.g., “Why do all the good people like my mom die young?”) and include sample responses; follow-up questions for further dialog; and suggested terms and explanations for things like tumors, suicide, and cremation. The author strongly advocates honesty in order to secure trust in children, who will have future questions throughout their lives at various life stages, as well as to alleviate egocentric “magical thinking” that children engage in when given insufficient information. This should be on the ready-reference shelf for anyone who works with children; it is brilliant in its honesty, sensitivity, and brevity.—Julianne J. Smith, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI
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