Books for Kids
Books are a great way to start a conversation with your children and answer many of the questions they have about breast cancer. Living Beyond Breast Cancer is pleased to provide the Reading for Reassurance program to share books tailored for young children with parents who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 6 months. If you are a healthcare provider, please read on below for ways you can promote and support the program. If you are a young parent with children, complete our simple online form and we will select and ship you 2 books free of charge.
How It WorksThis program is intended for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 6 months, and have children between ages 4 and 17.
We help take the guesswork out of finding a good book. Complete our online form and we will mail you 2-4 books to you at no cost, within 1-2 weeks. Currently, books can only be shipped to addresses in the United States and the United States Territories.
Healthcare ProvidersAt this time, we are unable to fulfill requests for sample books for your waiting area or office. We have created a flyer and encourage you to download, print and hang it in your office or waiting area to promote the program to young parents.
For Children (Ages 4-12)• Butterfly Kisses and Wishes on Wings (also available in Spanish)
• In Mommy's Garden (also available in Spanish)
• My Mommy Had Cancer, But She's Ok!
• Mommy, What's Cancer?
• Where’s Mom’s Hair?
• When Mommy Had a Mastectomy
• Cancer Party
• Maggie Lives with Breast Cancer
For Teens (Ages 13-17)• My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks
• Making It Mine: Stories Of Teens Who Found Themselves In Their Parents’ Cancer
About the Program Reading for Reassurance was started by Margaret Zuccotti, M.S.Ed, who turned to her experience as a teacher as she considered how to talk with her young kids about her diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. She knew that reading books was a good way to explain change to kids. Margaret started the Louise Safe Mauran Book Fund, a program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia that provides free children’s books for families. She then started Reading for Reassurance for Living Beyond Breast Cancer. All of the books included in the program have been reviewed by Margaret and other parents affected by breast cancer.