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Sitting Shiva

by Erin Silver, illustrated by Michelle Theodore

tagged: death & dying, religion & faith, jewish, parents, other, religious
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pages: 32
ISBN:9781459827721
publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Description

A little girl grieves the loss of her mother, but she can’t grieve alone.

When her friends and family arrive at her house to sit shiva, laden with cakes and stories, she refuses to come downstairs. But the laughter and memories gradually bring her into the fold, where she is comforted by her community. By the end of the book, she feels stronger and more nourished, and she understands the beautiful tradition. Then, when sees her father sitting alone, she is able to comfort him in his time of need. Sitting Shiva is a beautiful, heartfelt story about grief and loss, but also about comfort and community. It shows that no matter what religion you practice, we are all more similar than we are different.

A note from the author explains the ritual of sitting shiva, a seven-day period of mourning for the death of a family member observed in Jewish homes.

 

About the Authors

Erin Silver is a children’s author and freelance writer with 20 years of professional industry experience. Her work has appeared in everything from Good Housekeeping to the Globe and Mail, among others. Erin has a master of fine arts in creative nonfiction from King’s College in Halifax, a postgraduate journalism degree from Ryerson University and a bachelor of arts from the University of Toronto. Erin lives with her family in Toronto.

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Michelle Theodore was born and raised in Edmonton. She loves making intelligent and captivating illustrations that evoke a deep emotional connection. Her recent work focuses on exploring the intangible feelings of childhood memory and her strong obsession with the pull of the ocean.

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