What Helped Get Me Through
Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope
Edited by Julie K. Silver, MD
''Like someones diary . . . the survivors comments are compelling and deeply personal . . . highly recommended.'' [MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION] You have cancer. From the moment you hear these words, your life changes. This insightful, award-winning book can help you each step of the way and fortify you with the strength, courage, and knowledge necessary to deal with the tough challenges ahead. Hundreds of survivors from all walks of life--including personalities like Lance Armstrong, Carly Simon, and Scott Hamilton--share their heartfelt reflections and practical solutions for getting through the cancer journey.
List price: $17.95
Winner! GOLD Mom's Choice Award
And Still They Bloom
A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing
Written by Amy Rovere and Illustrated by Joel Spector
Losing a loved one is hard. The grief can be overwhelming for every family member—especially for children, who may have a hard time understanding and expressing their feelings. And Still They Bloom follows Emily and Ben as they both struggle to come to terms with their loss and make sense of their changed world. The children embark on a journey of healing and acceptance as they come to realize they can keep their mother’s memory alive—that her love will stay with them always. Using nature as a backdrop for the cycles of life, this moving story emphasizes hope and healing and will connect with all readers who have lost a loved one. For ages 8 to 12.
List price: $14.95
Winner! GOLD Mom's Choice Award
Winner! USA Best Books Award
Winner! BRONZE Moonbeam Children's Book Award
A Journey Through Radiation Treatment
Written and Illustrated by Sally Loughridge; Foreword by Eve Ensler
A diagnosis of cancer brings with it not only serious medical realities, but often an unfamiliar and daunting emotional landscape. To help steady herself during radiation therapy, Sally Loughridge created a painting and a journal entry each day after treatment, an amazing resource to encourage expression, sharing, and connection between cancer patients and their loved ones.
List price: $16.95
Picture Your Life After Cancer
Edited by Karen Barrow. Foreword by Tara Parker-Pope
What is life like after cancer? The New York Times asked readers who had survived cancer to send in a photo and answer the question, “How is your life different after cancer?” In this powerful book created by The New York Times and published by the American Cancer Society, more than 200 people share their images and their answers to that question. What they share is their “new normal”—the reality of life after facing cancer. By turns inspiring, celebratory, surprising, and joyful, this book explores the honest truth of life after cancer—in the voices of those who are living it.
List price: $19.95
Let My Colors Out
Written by Courtney Filigenzi, Illustrated by Shennen Bersani, and Paper Engineering by Tor Lokvig
Help your child deal with your diagnosis and treatment! A young boy uses color to express a range of emotions as his mother undergoes cancer treatment. Some days he's sad, some days he's happy, and other days he's scared or angry. The boy comes to realize that these ups and downs are perfectly normal for his situation, and he does not have to feel guilty about his feelings. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book reassures young children of cancer patients that they are not alone. Importantly, it helps them understand that it's okay to let their feelings out.
List price: $11.95
Winner! GOLD MEDAL, Mom's Choice Awards
Winner! SILVER MEDAL, National Health Information Awards
Winner! BRONZE MEDAL, Association Trends All-Media Awards
I Can Survive
For the Survivor in Each of Us!
Written and Illustrated by Jennifer M. Allen
A gift of love, a gift of hope. Whatever your age, whatever the crisis—whether you are sick or helping someone else cope with illness, or just to provide encouragement to a friend or loved one dealing with a difficult situation—you will find inspiration and courage in these brightly illustrated, lovingly written pages. The poetry, optimism, and humor in this award-winning book will encourage cancer patients young and old and their families to find and cherish the small moments and be inspired to express love and support.
List price: $14.95
Winner! BRONZE MEDAL, National Health Information Awards
Finalist! Mom's Choice Awards
Finalist! National Best Books Awards
Communication Cards for Kids & Adults
Illustrated by Bonnie Gordon-Lucas
Give a voice to cancer patients, young and old! This award-winning set of eighteen laminated cards, in both English and Spanish, features messages that can be put to use by anyone in the hospital or at home who has trouble speaking or is too tired or sick to communicate. The unique flip-book format with a built-in easel allows the cards to stand alone on a bedside table or hospital tray.
List price: $9.95
Winner! GOLD AWARD, Mom’s Choice Awards
Winner! Benjamin Franklin Awards
Finalist, National Best Books Awards
The Survivorship Net
A Parable for the Family, Friends, and Caregivers of People with Cancer
Written by Jim Owens, and Illustrated by Bill Cass. Foreword by Lance Armstrong
“Thank you, Jim. Thank you on behalf of all the dads, kids, and cancer patients in the world.” [Lance Armstrong] Something was terribly wrong when the circus rolled into Sweetwater. The tent was full of holes and leaked. The organ was out of tune. Even more worrisome, the safety net was worn out. How did this happen and what could be done? In this beautifully illustrated, award-winning book, Jim Owens uses the parable of circus life to underscore the importance of family, friends, and caregivers in the life of every cancer patient. At once a children's book and a book for "children of all ages," it delivers a powerful and inspiring message to one and all. Come into the Big Top and add your thread to the net!
List price: $14.95
Winner! GOLD MEDAL, Mom’s Choice Awards
Winner! Association Media and Publishing EXCEL Awards
Winner! Merit Award, National Health Information Awards
A Couple's Story of Cancer, Hope, and Hiking Montana's Continental Divide
Written by Scott Bischke. Foreword by Katie Gibson
Human spirit prevails over adversity! Come along on this captivating, humorous, terrifying, and tender recounting of a couple's journey through demanding wild country and a recurring cancer experience. Their twin stories offer rare insight into the revelations, observations, emotions, and challenges faced when a spouse has cancer, and provide inspiration and hope to others fighting cancer or some other life-threatening disease. Seven maps and 16 pages of color photographs of gorgeous surroundings bring this personal journey to life. This honest portrayal of a devoted husband and wife team will encourage readers to live fully and refuse to compromise their dreams.
List price: $24.95
Angels & Monsters
A Child's Eye View of Cancer
By Lisa Murray and Billy Howard. Foreword by Jeff Foxworthy
"A moving collection of poignant vignettes of hope, fear, acceptance and rejoicing told with the unbridled honesty that only a child could provide." [Dr. Gregory Reaman , Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.] The expressive art, words, and portraits of these 25 children are forthright, uninhibited passages into the world in which they lived as they battled disease. The book celebrates the lives of all children who survive cancer and honors the spirit and love of all those who do not.
List price: $18.95