When Mommy Had a Mastectomy by Nancy Reuben Greenfield, Ralph M. Butler
How does a mother tell a daughter she has breast cancer? How can a child understand what a mastectomy and reconstruction are all about? When Mommy Had a Mastectomy is a children's book that explains, in a simple and clear manner, why Mommy is sick and what she does after she feels better to return to normalcy. It tells the story of a mother and daughter discovering new ways to show they care despite the painful illness of breast cancer and subsequent breast reconstruction surgery. Pairing enchanting illustrations and an engaging story, When Mommy Had a Mastectomy is sure to be a treasured book that will help children and their parents through a difficult time and will provide a fond memory for families to reflect on and share after tragedy.
Nancy Reuben Greenfield is a writer and teacher in Dallas, TX. Her writings have been published in many newspapers and magazines, including The Dallas Morning News, The Forward, Today's Dallas Woman, The Texas Jewish Post and featured in the book, The Illustrated History of Dallas (Heritage Press). In addition to writing, she teaches college classes on Oral Communications. Previously she earned a summa cum laude Master's degree from the University of North Texas/Denton where she received the Outstanding Student Teacher Award.