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Map of Memory Lane

Map of Memory Lane


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Children are naturally curious. Sometimes they have BIG questions.

When Lee asks Nana if she will live forever, Nana explains how people can visit a special place when they want to remember someone-a place where memories are treasured. MAP OF MEMORY LANE is a heartwarming story that gently introduces the topic of loss while celebrating the simple moments we share.

This book welcomes readers of any religion, spirituality, and culture. Adults will discover effective support strategies, like how to let children lead the pacing of communication and how to supply clear, succinct answers to difficult questions. Children will enjoy the immersive illustrations throughout. MAP OF MEMORY LANE prompts meaningful conversations and perhaps even the creation of one's own map of Memory Lane.

"I read Map of Memory Lane and it immediately became my favorite book for children and families navigating loss. I appreciate that the writer took efforts to create opportunities for readers to see themselves in the story and to make meaning of their own experience with their own unique maps. As a therapist working with children and families impacted by death, I'm always looking for a book that will appeal to a wide range of readers and experiences and Map of Memory Lane is it. I believe this book will resonate with so many and will be a gentle and meaningful way for families to support children as they explore the complexities of death and grief. I genuinely love this book." -Ali Waltien, MA, CCLS Rostered Psychotherapist, Certified Child Life Specialist

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732780613
Publisher: Contemplative Doula
Publication date: 09/06/2021
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 350,058
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.09(d)

About the Author

Francesca is the author of CULTIVATING THE DOULA HEART: ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE CARE, a popular doula guidebook. She developed the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine's End-of-Life Doula training programs, and she's a bereavement researcher with the Vermont Conversation Lab. Francesca leads workshops about doula approaches and end-of-life wishes, and volunteers for hospice. Find her at:

Born in Busan, South Korea, YoungJu grew up listening to folktales, reading books, drawing, and painting. After an early career as a schoolteacher, her love of visual storytelling would lead her to Savannah College of Art and Design (Georgia), to become an illustrator. She composed the illustrations with watercolor paint combined with digital art on wood, featuring the wood grain as an element of composition. Her whimsical, dream-like paintings evoke emotion and bring the story to life.

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