Brushing Mom's Hair

Brushing Mom's Hair


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Brushing Mom's Hair by Andrea Cheng, Nicole Wong

When your mom has breast cancer, how do you cope? Ann is just short of fifteen when Mom is diagnosed with breast cancer. How can she tell the girls in ballet class that her mother had her breasts cut off? Her matter-of-fact sister, Jane, takes charge at home; her brother, Nick, calls from California; Dad helps when he can, as do friends, teachers, and relatives. Still, Ann is consumed with worry. Who's going to make sure that Mom drinks enough water, like the doctor said? Unless she is dancing or making pottery, Ann feels completely alone. She has a book that says, "Don't sweat the small stuff. And it's all small stuff." Even cancer?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781590785997
Publisher: Highlights Press
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Andrea Cheng teaches English as a second language in Cincinnati. She is the daughter of Hungarian Jewish immigrants and grew up among extended family members, many of whom survived the Holocaust. Her family spoke mostly Hungarian at home. Her novels include The Bear Makers, The Lace Dowry, and Eclipse.

Nicole Wong is the illustrator of Imagine a Rainbow by Brenda Miles and Always My Grandpa by Linda Scacco, among other titles. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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