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Book cover of DEAR DAD
DEAR DAD
By: laura best | Published: November 2024

It's 2014 and the Ice Bucket Challenge is everywhere. You know, people posting videos of themselves dumping freezing ice water over their heads to...

It's 2014 and the Ice Bucket Challenge is everywhere. You know, people posting videos of themselves dumping freezing ice water over their heads to raise money for ALS research. It's weird, everyone suddenly talking about ALS, because Sam's family has been dealing with it ever since his dad, Gregory, was diagnosed three years ago. His dad, a brilliant lawyer, stopped working, then stopped walking, and now he can't even talk. His mom quit her job to take care of him. And now Sam is quitting the one thing he's amazing at: hockey. It sucks to have to stop, but it's exhausting trying to do normal-life things when life is anything but normal. Everything is complicated and messy and hard--especially the way Gregory has been thinking about things since his diagnosis. Death. Medical assistance in dying. The right for terminally ill people--people like Gregory--to choose when they go. Sam's trying to be supportive; he reads all the arguments for legalizing MAID, and even goes to a rally. But the idea of helping his father die is like a weight pressing down on him, and it gets heavier and heavier until something snaps, and he does the only thing he can think of. Sam bolts. He takes a job as a farmhand for a weird old guy way out in the country. From here, in the middle of the woods, it's not clear if Sam will ever find a way back to his family...or if he even has a family to go back to. How can a fourteen-year-old possibly wrap his head around something the whole country is fighting about? Dear Dad is a brave and hopeful look at a teen boy's struggle with his father's terminal illness, disability, and death.

Theme: Death & Grieving , Medical Assistance in Dying, Illness, Family Relationships

  • ISBN
    9781774713389
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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$14.95
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Book cover of LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
By: bill richardson | Published: April 2022

A child cherishes every second of their grandmother's last week of life in this sensitive portrayal of medical assistance in dying (MAiD). "In this...

A child cherishes every second of their grandmother's last week of life in this sensitive portrayal of medical assistance in dying (MAiD). "In this last week, there are seven days." That's one hundred and sixty-eight hours. Or ten thousand and eighty minutes. Or six hundred four thousand and eight hundred seconds. A child counts every second because this is their grandmother's last week of life. As friends and family come to call on Flippa--as Gran is fondly known--the child observes the strange mix of grief, humor, awkwardness, anger and nostalgia that attends these farewell visits. Especially precious are the times they have alone, just the two of them. Flippa, the child sees, has made up her mind. Like time, she is unstoppable. So as Sunday approaches, the child must find a way to come to terms with Flippa's decision. What is the best way to say goodbye? Beautifully illustrated in black and white--with one unexpectedly joyful splash of color--Last Week is a nuanced look at what death with dignity can mean to a whole family, with an afterword and additional resources by MAiD expert Dr. Stefanie Green. Key Text Features illustrations afterword explanation resources

Theme: Death & Grieving , Medical Assistance in Dying

  • ISBN
    9781773065663
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$14.99
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