From Library Journal
Almost 30 years ago, Grollman wrote a groundbreaking work for children on death, Explaining Death to Children (LJ 11/1/67). Since then, Americans have made strides toward viewing death as a natural part of life, not an occasion to be denied or ignored, and for the most part this attitude is being taught to children. Grollman now brings together articles from 14 writers (teachers, medical professionals, clergy, and counselors) to address diverse subtopics, such as terminal illness, death education in schools, responses among different faiths and ethnic groups, and the use of film and drama to teach about death. His selections stress the importance of grief and attendance at a funeral and burial or marking closure in some definite way. The value here is in recognizing wide, diverse responses to death while supporting the idea that since death is part of life, children need to be prepared. For most collections.?Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
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'"In this much-needed book, a group of carefully chosen authorities explore with sensitivity and wisdom the complex problems faced by those young people whom Rabbi Grollman so correctly calls 'the forgotten mourners' . . . The authors have given us a work that is direct, thorough and--most of all--useful." --Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., F.A.C.S. author of How We Die
, winner of the 1994 National Book Award