October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My mother is a breast cancer survivor so this is a topic dear to my heart. I’ve gathered up books for kids and teens about cancer. What am I missing? Thanks for your help!
Henry and the White Wolf by Tyler Karu and Tim Karu
This is the right picture book to help very young children understand what it’s like to have cancer. Told through animal characters, a young hedgehog gets sick and his mother seeks the white wolf for help. Henry loses his quills and fur and has to drink terrible tasting elixers that make him very tired but eventually, he is well enough so that they can return home. The smooth stone that the white wolf gives Henry reminds him that he’s a strong, brave hedgehog. [picture book, ages 3 and up]