Comforting Children’s Books: The Year We Learned to Fly and Lost in the Clouds

23 Mar

The Year We Learned To Fly
By: Jacqueline Woodson
Illustrated by: Rafael Lopez

The author of The Year We Learned to Fly, Jacqueliene Woodson, shares with the reader that if you just close your eyes, your imagination can take you out of the darkest places. One of the illustrations in the book displays the generations before us who overcame their struggles by just using their imagination. This book is an excellent read for children who are struggling with a change in their environment, or even stuck in the house on a rainy day. This book lets the reader know that their imagination can be utilized any time they want to escape their reality. This book is available to borrow at our Main and Grand Street Branch. You can also read a previous blog about Woodson’s popular middle grade memoir in verse Brown Girl Dreaming.

Lost In the Clouds
By: Tom Tinn-Disbury

Lost in the Clouds is the perfect book to read to a child who is grieving or is dealing with a loved one passing away. The book is from the perspective of the child character in the book, Billy. The illustrations in the book show Billy talking to a cloud and developing a relationship with the cloud that he believes is now his mom. The book shares the daily emotions Billy and his dad are faced with while grieving the death of his mom. Toward the end of the book, Billy learns that whenever he is feeling sad, he always has the support of his loved ones including his dad. This book is now available at our Grand Street Branch.

Written By:
Vanetta Rivera
Library Assistant
Grand Street Branch

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