Resources For Brothers and Sisters

Losing Someone You Love edited by Elizabeth Richter, 1986.  New York.  GB Putnam’s Sons*.  Sixteen short stories written by young people, ages 10 to 24, describing their emotions when a brother and sister died.

It Must Hurt a Lot by Doris Sanford, 1985.  Questar Publications, P.O. Box 1409, Lemon Grove, CA.  A child learns important lessons from the death of his puppy which he is able to use to help his friend whose grandmother died.

A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Smith, 1988.  Harper Collins Children’s Books.  New York, NY.  A school age child describes his reactions to the sudden death of his best friend from a bee sting.

The Tenth Good Thing about Barney by Judith Viorst, 1978.  MacMillan Child Group, New York, NY.  A young boy shares the sadness when his cat dies.  Focuses on ways to cope with a loss.

Straight from the Siblings, Another Look at the Rainbow, by 34 children with terminally ill brothers and sisters.  Center for Attitudinal Healing, Celestial Arts, P.O. Box 7123, Berkeley, CA 94707.