Recommended Reading

Adopted from The Dougy Center National Center for Grieving Children and Families.*

Recommended Books for Children Ages 3-8*

Brown, L.K. & M., When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death, Little Brown & Co., 1996.

Buscaglia, L., The Fall of Freddie the Leaf, Holt, Rinehart.

Haas, S., Daddy’s Chair, Kar-Ben Copies Inc., 1991.

Hague, M., The Velveteen Rabbit, Holt, Rinehart, Winston.

Mellonie, B. & Ingpen, R., Lifetimes: A Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children, Bantam Books, 1983.

Miles, R., Annie and the Old One, Little , Brown and Company, 1971.

Old, W., Stacy Had a Little Sister, Albert Whiteman & Co., 1995.

Rogers, F., When a Pet Dies, GP Putman’s Sons, 1988.

Rothman, J., A Birthday Present for Daniel: A Child’s Story of Loss, Prometheus Books, 1992.

Stanford, D., It Must Hurt A lot: A Child’s Book About Death, Multnomah Press, 1986.

Simon, N., The Saddest Time, Albert Whitman & Co.

Viorst, J., The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, Atheneum, 1971.

Virginia, J., Saying Goodbye to Daddy, Albert Whiteman & Co., 1991.

Recommend Books for Children Ages 9-12*

Carrick, C. The Accident, Seaburg Press, 1976.

Clifton, L., Everett Anderson’s Goodby, Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Coburn, J. B., Anne and the Sand Dobbies, Seabury Press, 1964.

Cohen, J., Why Did It Happen? Helping Children Cope in a Violent World, Morrow Junior Books, 1994.

Douglas, E., Rachael and the Upside Down Heart, Price, Stern and Sloan, 1990.

Exupery, Antoine de Saint, The Little Prince, Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich.

Fine, J.C., The Boy and the Dolphin, Downeast Graphics, 1990.

Fisher, F., A Punkin in the Frost, Cammium Phate Pub., 1992.

Jampolsky, G., Straight from the Siblings: Another Look at the Rainbow, Celestial Arts, 1982.

Krementz, J., How It Feels When a Parent Dies, Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.

Lewis, C. S., Chronicles of Narnia, Macmillan (set of seven books).

Madenski, M., Some of the Pieces, Little, Brown & Co., 1991

Recommended books for Adults*

Fitzgerald, H., The Grieving Child, New York: Fireside, 1992.

Haystop Christ, G., Healing Children’s Grief: Surviving a Parent’s Death from Cancer.

Kroen, W.C., Helping Children Cope With the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide for Grownups. FreeSpirit Pub. Inc., Minneapolis, MN 1996.

Wofelt, A., Healing the Bereaved Child. Fort Collins: Companion Press, 1996.


Bone Marrow Transplants: A guide for cancer patients and their families. Marianne
Shaffer and George Santos. Philadelphia: Taylor, 1994

Childhood Cancer: A Handbook from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Grant Steen, PhD, and Joseph Mirro, MD, Eds. Memphos TN: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2000.

Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers. Hanna Jones-Hodder and Nancy Keene. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates, 1999.

Childhood Lukemia. Nancy Keene. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates, l997.

Conquering Kids Cancer: Triumphs and Tragedies of a Children’s Cancer Doctor. Kenneth Lazarus, MD. Houston, TX: Emerald Ink, 1999.

Know Before You Go: The Childhood Cancer Journey. Sheryl Lozowski-Sullivan. Kensington, MD:

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, 1998. Free copy to families from Candlelighters.

Navigating Through a Strange Land: A book for brain tumor patients and their families. Patricia Ann Roloff. West Fork, AR: Indigo Press 2001

Non-Godgkin’s Lymphomas: Making sense of Kiagnosis, treatment, and options. Lorraine Johnston. Sebastapol, CA: O’Reilly. 1999

One Day at a Time: Children Living With Cancer. Thomas Bergman. Wakeforest, NC: Gareth Stevens, 1989. Interviews with kids.

Surviving Childhood Cancer: A guide for families. Margot Fromer. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1955

They Never Want to Tell You: Children Talk About Cancer. David Bearison. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press 1991.


Cancer and Self-Help: Bridging the Troubled Waters of Childhood Illness. Mark A. Chesler and Barbara Chesney. Madison: Universtiy of Wisconsin Press, 1955

A Child in Pain: How to help, what to do. Leora Kuttner, PhD. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley & Marks, 1966

Children with Cancer: Communication and emotions. Anna M. Van Veldhuizen and Bob F. Last. Amsterdam, Holland: Swets & Zeitlinger, 1991.

Coping With Childhood Cancer: Where Do We Go From Here? David Adams, MSW, and Eleanor Deveau, BScN. Reston, VA: Reson, 1984.

Emotional Aspects of Childhood Leukemia: A handbook for parents. J.P.Spinetta and F.H. Kung. New York: Leukemia Society of America, 1994.

Healing Visualizations: Creating health through imagery. Gerald Epstein, New York: Bantam, 1989.

The Human Side of Cancer: Living with hope, coping with uncertainty. Jimmie C. Holland and Sheldon Lewis. New York: Harper Collins, 2000.

Therapeutic Play Activities for Hospitalized Children. Robyn Hart, CCLS, Patricia L. Mather, PhD. Jeanne F. Slack, RN, DNSc, and Marcia Powell, MA, CTRS. St. Lousis, MO: Mosby Year Book, 1992

When Life Becomes Precious: A guide for Loved Ones and Friends of Cancer Patients. Elise Needell Babcock. New York: Bantam Books, 1997.

You Are Not Alone: A sourcebook for Support Groups for Families of Children with Cancer. Mark Chesler and Sara Eldridge. Kensington, MD: Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. 2000


After the Death of a Child: Living With Loss through the Years. Ann Finkbeiner. New York: Harvest Books 1996

The Art of Condolence: What to Write, What to Say. What to Do at a Time of Loss. Leonard M. Zunin and Hilary Stanton Zunin. New York: Harper perennial Library. 1992

Books to Help Children Cope With Separation and Loss. J.E. Bernstein. New York: Bowker, 1983

A Child Dies: A Portrait of Family Grief. Joan Hagen Arnold and Penelope Buschman Gemma. Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1944

Children Grieve, Too: A book for Families Who Have Experience a Death. Joy Johnson and Marvin Johnson. Omaha, NE: Centering, 1998

Children Mourning, Mourning Children. Kenneth Doka, PhD, Ed. Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America, 1995.

The Dying Child: The Management of the Child or Adolescent Who Is Dying. William M. Easson. Springfiled, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 1981

The Dying and the Bereaved Teenager. John D. Morgan, Ed. Philadelphia: Charles Press, 1998.

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying. Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley. New York: Poseidon Press, 1992

Goodbye My Child. Margaret M. Pike. Omaha, NE: Centering Corp., 1992

Good Grief. Deborah Morris Coryell. Tucson, AZ: Shiva Foundation, 1997.

Grandma’s Tears: Comfort for Grieving Grandparents. June Cerza Kolf. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1995.

Grief: Climb Toward Understanding: Self-Help When You Are Struggling. Phyllis Davies. Sunnybank, 1998

Grieving: How to Go on Living When Someone You Love Dies. Therese A. Rando, Ph.D. New York: Bantam Books. 1991.

The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide. Helen Fitzgerald. New York: Fireside, 1992

Living With Grief: Children, Adolescents, and Loss. Kenneth Doka, Ed. Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America, 2000.

On Children and Death, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, MD. New York: Collier Books, 1997 150 Facts about Grieving Children. Erin Linn. Incline Village, NV: Publisher’s Mark, 1990

Parental Loss of a Child. Therese Rando, PhD, Ed. Champaign IL: Research Press, 1986.

Recovering From the Loss of a Sibling: When a Brother or Sister Dies. Katherine Fair Donnelly., 2000

Shadows in the Sun: The Experiences of Sibling Bereavement in Childhood. Betty Davies. New York: Brunner/Mazel, 1998

Sibling Grief: How Parents Can Help the Child Whose Brother or Sister Has Died. M. Scherago. Redmond, WA: Medic, 1997

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child. Portland, OR: Dougy Center for Grieving Children, 1999

A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One. Carol Staudacher. New York: Harper Collins, 1994

When Your Friend’s Child Dies: A Guide to Being a Thoughtful and Caring Friend. Julane Grant. Scappoose, OR: Angel Hugs, 1998

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From the Death of a Child. Barbra D. Rosof. New York: H. Holt, 1995

Unspoken Grief: Coping With Childhood Sibling Loss. Helen Rosen. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1986

Disabilities/special needs

Children With Visual Impairments: A Parent’s Guide. M. Cay Holbrook, PhD, Ed. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1996

Choices in Deafness: A Parent’s Guide to Communication Optons. Sue Schwartz. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2nd ed., 1996

Kid Friendly Parenting with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children: A Treasury of Fun Activities toward Better Behavior, Daria Medwid and Denise Chapman Weston. Washington, DC: Clerc, 1995

Making Sense of Sensory Integration (audiotape and booklet). Jane Koomer, et al., Curve Records, 1998

The Out-of-Sync Child. Carol Stock Kranowitz. New York: Perigee, 1998

The Source for Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities. Sue Thompson. Linguisystems, 1997

Uncommon Fathers Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability. Donald Meyer. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1995.

The Silent Garden: Raising Your Deaf Child. Paul W. Ogden. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 1996

Short and OK: A Guide for Parents of Short Children. Patricia Rieser and Heino F.L. Meyer-Bahlburg. Glenhead, New York: Human Growth Foundation, 1991

Education (for parents and teachers)

Adolescents with Chronic Illnesses—Issues for School Personnel. Minneapolis, MN: National Center for Youth with Disabilities, 1990 Bibliography

Back to School: A Handbook for Parents of Children With Cancer. American Cancer Society

Back to School: Teens Prepare for School Reentry.

Cancer in the classroom. Immune suppression, teasing, effects on learning, changes in medical status.

Children with Limb Loss: A Handbook for Teachers, Grand Rapids, MI: Area Child Amputee Center, 1993.

Helping the Chronically Ill Child in School: A Hand book for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators. Gertrude Morrow. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1985

Helping Your Child. A Manual for Parents of Children with Brain Tumors and Teaching the Child With a Brain Tumor.

Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers. Winifred Anderson, Stephen Chitwook, and Deidre Hayden. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1997

The Special Education Sourcebook. A Teacher’s Guide to Programs, Materials, and Information Sources. Michael S. Rosenberg, PhD and Irene Edmond-Rosenberg, MPA. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 1994

Special like You, Special like Me. Beth Canarie. Cincinnati, OH: Children’s Hospital Cincinnati School Liaison Program, 1992

Students with Cancer: A Resource for the Educator.

Suggestions for Teachers and School Counselors. The Compassionate Friends

The Survival Guide for Kids With L.D. Rhoda Cummings and Gary Fisher, Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit, 1991

With a Little Help From My Friends: Living With Leukemia and Lymphoma and Making the Grade: Back to School after Cancer for Teens

You Have a Student With Cancer. 1980


Financial Aid for the Disabled and Their Families. Gail Ann Schlacter and R. David Weber, Eds. San Carlos, CA: Reference Service Press, 2000

Fundraising: Hands-On Tactics for Nonprofit Groups. Peter L. Edles. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1993

Grass Roots Fund Raising Book: How to Raise Money in Your Community. Joan Flanagan for the Youth Project. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1977.


Compassionate Laughter”Jest for Your Health. Patty Wooten, RN. Salt Lake City, UT: Commune-A-Key 1996

I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I want to Go to Boise. Erma Bombeck. New York: Harper & Row 1990

Thank God It’s Only Cancer. Steve Gould. Miami, FL: Mondays, 1955 And A Lighter Look at the “C” Word: More Cartoons and Comments on Cancer, Miami, FL: Mondays, 1977.


Cancer Pain Relief and Palliative Care in Children. Washington, DC: World Health Organization, 1998.

Cancer Patient’s Workbook. Joanie Willis. New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2001

Caring for Children with Chronic Illness: Issues and Strategies. Ruth E. K. Stein, Ed. New York: Springer, 1989

Hospice Care for Children, Ann Armstrong-Dailey, Ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993

Making Informed Medical Decisions. Nancy Oster, et al. Alexandria, VA: O’Reilly, 2000

Medical Choices, Medical Chances: How Patients, Families and Physicians Can Cope With Uncertainty. Harold Bursztajin and Richard Feinbloom, et al. New York: Routledge, 1990


Games to Play With Babies; Games to Play With Toddlers; More Games to Play With Toddlers; Games to Play With Two Year Olds: 50 Five Minute Games; Quick and Easy Activities for 3 to 6 Year Olds. All by Jackie Silberg. Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House

Growing a Girl: Seven Strategies for Raising a Strong, Spirited Daughter. Barbara Mackoff. New York: Bantoam Doubleday Dell, 1996

Homemade Books to Help Kids Cope. Robert Ziegler. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 1992

When Your Child Needs Help: A Parents’ Guide to Thereapy for Children. Norma Doft. New York: Crown, 1994

When a Hug Won’t Fix the Hurt. Karen Dockrey. Brooklyn, NY: New Hope, 2000


Brothers and Sisters: A Special Part of Exceptional Families. Thomas Powell and Peggy Gallagher. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes. 1993

Brothers, Sisters and Special Needs: Information and Activities for Helping Young Siblings of children with Chronic Illnesses and Developmental Disabilities. Debra J. Lobato. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes, 1990

It Isn’t Fair: Siblings of Children With Disabilities. S.D. Klein and M.J. Schleifer, Eds. Wesport, CT: Exceptional Parent Press, 1993

Sibshops: Workshops for Sibling of Children with Special Needs. Donald Meyer and Patricia Vadasy. Baltimore, MD: Brookes, 1994


Chicken Soup for the Soul. Jack Canfield. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, 2001

The Spiritual Life of Children. Robert Coles. Boston, MA: Houghton-Mifflin, 1991

When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Harold Kushner. New York: Avon, 1994

When God Doesn’t Make Sense. James Dobson. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House, 1993


Childhood Cancer: A Practical Guide to Your Future. Nancy Keene, Wendy Hobbie, and Kathy Ruccione. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates, 2000


Against the Odds: The True Story of Michele, A Cancer Survivor. Patrick and Patricia Nolan. Clinton, WA: Alchemy, 1995

Amanda’s Gift. Scott MacLellan. Roswell, GA: Health Awareness Communications,1998

Being Brett: Chronicle of a Daughter’s Death. Douglas Hobbie, New York: Henry Holt, 1998

Cancer Ward. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. New York: Noonday Press 1991

Death Be Not Proud. John Gunther. New York: Harper & Row, 1949

Finding Strength: A Mother and Daughter’s Story of Childhood Cancer. Juanne N. Clarke and Lauren N. Clarke. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999

It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life. Lance Armstrong and Sally Jenkins. New York: Putnam, 2000

Six Months to Live: Learning From a Young Man With Cancer. Daniel Hallock Farmington, PA: Plough, 2000


You’re Not Alone. John Sabolich. Oklahoma City, OK: Sabolich Prosthetic & Research Center, 1991


Afraid to Ask: A Book for Families to Share about Cancer. Judylaine Fine. New York: William Morrow, 1986.

George’s Button. Colulmbia, SC: Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

A Day with Dr. Waddle: An Introduction to Cancer Written for Children. Center for Basic Cancer Research staff. Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University Center for Basic Research, 1988

Dear Bruno, Alice Trillin, New York: New Press, 1996

Draw Me A Picture. Susan Nessim and Barbara Wyman. Los Angeles, CA: Cancervive, 1993

Draw Me A Picture II: A Friend for Life. Susan Nessim and Barbara Wyman. Los Angeles, CA: Cancervive, 1994

I’m Still Me: Coping with Leukemia. Tim Peters. Peapack, NJ: Dr. Wellbook Collection 1997

Living With Cancer. Simon Smail. New York: F. Watts. 1990

My ABC Book of Cancer. Shannin Chamberlain. San Francisco, Synergistic Press, 1991

My Fake Eye: The Story of My Prosthesis and My New Glasses: A Book for Parents and Children. Nancy Chernus-Mansfield, MA and Marilyn Horn, LCSW. Los Angeles, CA: Institute for Families of Blind Children, 1991 and 1993

One Day at a Time: Children Living With Leukemia. Thomas Bergman. Milwaukee, WI: Gareth Stevens, 1989

The Problem with Hair: A Story for Children Who Are Learning About Cancer. Karen Sue Foss. Omaha, NE: Centering, 1996

What Is Cancer Anyway? Explaining Cancer to Children of All Ages. Karen L. Carney, RN, LCSW. Montclair, NJ: Dragonfly, 1998


Birthday Present for Daniel: A Child’s Story of Loss. Juliet Rothman. Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 1996

Children Facing Grief: Letters From Bereaved Brothers and Sisters. Janis Loomis Romand, ED. St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press, 1989

The Dead Bird, Margaret Wise Brown. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1965

The Empty Place: A Child’s Guide through Grief. Roberta Temes, PhD. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press, 1992

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf. Leo Buscaglia, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1982

Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss. Enid Samuel Traisman. Omaha, NE: Centering, 1992

The Golden Bird. Hans Stolp. New York Dial, 1990

The Grieving Teen: A Guide for Teenagers and Their Friends. Helen Fitzgerald. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000

If Nathan Were Here. Mary Bahr Fritts. Grand Rapids, MI: Eardmans, 2000

The Kids’ Book about Death and Dying. Eric Rofes, Ed. Boston: Little, Brown, 1985

Life and Death in the Third Grade. Maureen Burns and Cara Burns. Greenville, MI: Empey Enterprises, 1988

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children. Bryan Millonie and Rober Ingpen. New York: Bantam Books, 1983

A Little Bit of Rob. Barbara J. Turner. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman, 1996

Losing Someone You Love. Elizabeth Richter. New York: Putnam, 1986

Lost and Found. Rabbi Marc Gellman and Monsignor Thomas Hartman (the God Squad). New York: Seabury Press, 1999

On the Wings of a Butterfly: The Story About Life and Death, Marilyn Maple. Seattle, WA: Parenting Press, 1992

Remembering You. Rose Resler.

Remember the Secret. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1998

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing With Loss. Michaelene Mundy. St. Meinard, IN: Abbey Press, 1998

Saying Goodbye. Jim Boulden and Joan Boulden. Santa Rose, CA: Boulden, 1991

Straight Talk About Deaath for Teenagers: How to Cope With Losing Someone You Love. Earl Grollman. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1993

When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope With Grief. Marge Heegaard. Minneapolis, MN: Woodland Press, 1991

When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death. Laurie Krasny Brown. Boston, MA: Little Brown, 1996


Aarvy Aardvark Finds Hope: A Read Aloud Story for People of All Ages about Loving and Losing, Friendship and Hope. Donna O’Toole, Burnsville, NC: Compassion Books, 1988

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Virost. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Amazing Grace. Mary Hoffman. New York: Scholastic, 1991

Bad Case of Stripes. David Shannon. New York: Scholastic, 1998

Don’t Pop Your Cork on Monday (anti-stress); Don’t Feed the Monster on Tuesday (self-esteem); Don’t Rant and Rave on Wednesday (anger control); Don’t Despair on Thursdays (grief management); Don’t Tell a Whopper on Fridays (truth-control) Don’t Fall Apart on Saturdays (divorce survival), Adolph Moser, EdD. Kansas City, MO: Landmark Editions, 1991

I Want Your Moo! A Story for Children about Self-Esteem. Marcella Baku Weiner and Jill Neimark. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 1994

Jessica and the Wolf: A Story for Children Who Have Bad Dreams. Ted Lobby. Washington, DC: Magination Press, 1990

The Moon Balloon: A Journey of Hope and Discovery for Children and Families. Joan Drescher. Bethesda, MD: Association for the Care of Children’s Health, 1996

The Soul Bird. Michal Snunit. New York: Hyperion, 1999.

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Mem Fox. Kane Miller, 1989

Illness/Hospital Experience

Advice to Doctors and Other Big People From Kids. Gerald Jampolsky. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 1991

My Round Rainbow: Helping Children Manage Illness. Maxine Walker. Greenville, SC: Children’s Hospital


Busy Days: For Boys and Girls Whose Brother or Sister Is Very Sick. Omaha, NE: Centering, 1985

Living With a Brother or Sister with Special Needs: A Book for Sibs. Donald J. Meyer, Patricia F. Vadasy, and Rebecca R. Fewell. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1985


Beauty and Cancer: Looking and Feeling your Best. Diane Doan Noyes and Peggy Mellody, Dallas, TX: Taylor, 1992

The C-word: Teenagers and Their Families Living with Cancer. Elena Dorfman (rhabdo survivor). Troutdale, OR: New Sage Press, 1998

Invincible Summer. Jean Ferris. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1994

Jeff Asks About Cancer Pain: A Booklet for Teens About Cancer Pain. Madison Wisconsin Cancer Pain Initiative, 1990

My Journal: Reflections on Life. Omaha, NE: Centering.

The Teenage Hospital Experience: You Can Handle It. Elizabeth Richter, New York: Coward, McCann & Geohegan. 1982

A Time for Dancing. Davida Wills Hurwin. Boston: Little Brown, 1995

Too Old to Cry, Too Young to Die. Edith Pendleton. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1980

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens About Grieving and Healing. Marilyn E. Gootman. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit, 1994

Testimonials/True Stories

Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life. Kristin Armstrong and Ken Call. Concord, NH: Platt & Munk, 2000

Leukemia and Me, a Fight for Survival. Lisa Nicole Shinault. Benton Harbor, MI: Community Centre Group, 1991

My Journey of Hope. Sarah Jean Kovar. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1993

Sunshine. Norma Klein. New York: Avon, 1974

Books for Adult Survivors

Aarons, L. (1995). Prayers for Bobby: A mother’s coming to terms with the suicide of her gay son. San Francisco: Harper Collins

Baugher, R., & Calija, M. (1998). A guide for the bereaved survivor: A list of reactions, suggestions, and steps for coping with grief. Newcastle, WA: Author.

Bolton, I., & Mitchell, C. (1983). My son my son….A guide to healing after a suicide in the family. Atlanta, GA: Bolton Press.

Fitzgerald, H. (1995). The mourning handbook. NY: Simon and Schuster

Hammer, S. (1991). By her own hand: Memories of a suicide’s daughter. NY: Soho Press.

Ross, E.B. (1990). After suicide: A ray of hope. Iowa City, IA: Lynn Publishers.

Wrobleski, A. (1994). Suicide Survivors: A guide for those left behind. (2nd ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Afterwards Publishing.

Crisis in the Schools: Resources for Educators

Cassini, J., & Rogers, L. (1996). Death and the classroom. Burnsville, NC: Compassion Books

Fitzgerald, H. (1998). Grief at school. Washington, DC: American Hospice Foundation.

Gliko-Braden., M. (1992). Grief comes to class. Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation.

Grief at school: A guide for teachers and counselors. (1996). Brochure can be ordered through the American Hospice A teacher’s guide to the grieving student: Guidelines and suggestions for school personnel grades K-12. (1995). PA: Hospice of Lancaster County.

Helping the Grieving student: A guide for teachers. (1998). Portland, OR: The Dougy Center for Grieving Children

Stevenson, R. (1997). What will we do? Preparing a school community to cope with crisis. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co.,

Men and Grief

Doka, K. (1998). Grief beyond gender: Understanding the ways men and women grieve. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel.

Golden, T.R. (1996). Swallowed by a snake: The gift of the masculine side of healing. Kensington, MD: Golden Healing Publishing.

Levang, E. (1998). When men grieve: Why men grieve differently and how you can help. Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press.

Martin, T., & Doka, K.J. (1999). Men don’t cry…women do: Transcending gender stereotypes of grief. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel.

Miller, J.E., & Golden, T. (1998). When a man faces grief: Twelve practical ideas to help you heal from loss. Fort Wayne, IN: Willowgreen Publishing.

Miller, R., & Hrycyniak, S.J. (1999). Griefquest: Men coping with loss. Winoma, MN: St. Mary;s Press.

Mundy, L., & Alley, R.W. (1998). Grief therapy for men. St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press.

Staudacher, C. (1991). Men and grief: A guide for men surviving the death of a loved one. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Pub.

Humor and Healing

Holden, R., (1999). Laughter the best medicine: The healing powers of happiness, humour and joy. New York: J.P. Tarcher.

Klein, A. (1998). The courage to laugh: Humor, hope and healing in the face of death and dying. New York: J.P. Tarcher.

Obershaw, R.J. (1998). Cry until you laugh: Comforting guidance for coping with grief. Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Pr.

Inspirational Selections

Brener, A. (1994). Mourning and Mitzvah: A guided journal for walking the mourner’s path through grief to healing. Woodstock, VT: Jewish Lights Publishing.

Flynn, J. (1994). A little talk with God. Louisville: Accord.

Gambil, A. (1997). Food for the soul: A best of bereavement poetry collection. Colorado Springs: Bereavement Publishing.

Miller, J.E. (1995). A pilgrimage through grief: Healing the soul’s hurt after loss. St. Meinrad: Abbry Press.

Mundy, L. (1996). What helps the most when hope is hard to find: 101 insights from people who have been there. St. Meinrad: Abbey Press

Coping with the Holidays

Miller, J.E. How will I get through the holidays? 12 ideas for those whose loved one has died. (1996). Fort Wayne, IN: Willowgreen.

Smith, H.I. A Decembered Grief: Living with loss while others are celebrating. (1999). Beacon Hill Press.; SUICIDE

Books for Professionals

Brooks, B., & Siegel, P.M.. (1996). The scared child. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.;

Cimbolic, P. & Jobes, D.A. (1990). Youth suicide: Issues, assessment, and interventions. Ill: Charles Thomas Publisher, Ltd.

Clark, D. (Ed.). (1993). Clergy respnse to suicidal persons. Chicago: Exploration Press.

Cook, A.S., & D.S. Dworkin (1992). Helping the bereaved: Therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. USA: Basic Books.

Corr, C., & Corr, D. (1996). Handbook of childhood death and bereavement. New York: Springer.

Corr, C., & Balk, D. (1996). Handbook of adolescent death and bereavement. New York: Springer.

Doka, K. (Ed.). (1989). Disenfranchised grief. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

Doka, K. (Ed). (1995). Children mourning, mourning children. Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Doka, K.J. (Ed.). (1996) Living with grief after sudden loss: Suicide, homicide, accident, heart attack, stroke. Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Doka, K.J., & Davidson, J.D. (Eds.). (1998) Living with grief: Who we are, how we grieve. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel.

Gilbert, R. (1997). Responding to grief: A complete resource guide. Point Richmond, CA: Spirit of health.

Goldman, L. (1994). Life & loss: A guide to help grieving children. Muncie, IN: Accelerated Development.

Goldman, L. (2000). Breaking the silence: A guide to help children with complicated grief: Suicide, homicide, AIDS, violence and abuse. (2nd. Ed.). Muncie, IN: Accelerated Development.

Grollman, E.A. (1990). Talking about death: A dialogue between parent and child. (3rd ed.). Boston: Beacon Press.

Grollman, E.A. (1990). Suicide: Prevention, intervention and postvention. Boston: Beacon Press.

Grollman, E.A. (1995). Bereaved children and teens: A support guide for parents and professionals. Boston: Beacon Press.

Jacobs, D.G. (Ed.). (1999). The Harvard Medical School guide to suicide assessment and intervention. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Jamison Redfield, K. (1999). Night falls fast: Understanding suicide. NY: Knoft.

Lester, D. (1992). Why people kill themselves: A 1990’s summary of research findings on suicidal behavior. (3rd Ed.). ILL: Charles Thomas Publishers, Ltd.

Lester, D. (1993). The cruelest death: The enigma of adolescent suicide. Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press.

Lester, D., & Tallmer, M. (Eds.). (1994). Now I lay me down: Suicide in the elderly. Philadelphia, PA: The Charles Press.

Mcintosh, J.L., Santos, J.F., Hubbard, R.W., & Overholster, J.C. (1994). Elder suicide: Research, theory, and treatment. Hyattsville: MD. American Psychological Association.

Mishara, B.L. (Ed.). (1995). The impact of suicide. New York: Springer.

Rando, T., (1993). Treatment of complicated mourning. Champaign, IL: Research Press.

Shneidman, E. (1996). The suicidal mind. New York: Oxford University Press.

Silverman, P.R. & Nickman, S.L. (1996). Continuing bonds: New understands of grief. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis.

Smith, S.C., & Pennells, M. (Eds.). (1995). Interventions with bereaved children. Bristol, PA: Jessica Kingsley.

Wolfet, A. (1983). Helping children cope with grief. Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Wolfet, A.D. (1996). Healing the bereaved child: Grief gardening, growth through grief and other touchstones for caregivers. Ft. Collins, CO: Companion Press.

Worden, J.W. (1991). Grief counseling and grief therapy. (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.

Suggested Readings

Evans, G., & Farberow, N.I., (Eds.). (1988). The Encyclopedia of Suicide.

Farberow, N.I., & Shneidman, E.S. (Eds.). (1965). The Cry for Help.

Hatton, C.I., & Valente, S.M. (Eds.). (1984). Suicide: Assessment and Intervention (2nd ed.).

Leenaars, A.A., Maltsberger, J.T., & Neimeyer, R.A. (1994). Treatment of Suicidal People.

Maris, R.W. (1981). Pathways to Suicide: A Survey of Self-Destructive Behaviors.

Shneidman, E.S. (1980/1995). Voices of Death.

More detailed analyses include the following:

Menninger, K. (1938). Men against himself.

Survivors and the aftermath of suicide are the focus of the following:

Cain, A., (Ed.). (1972). Survivors of Suicide.

Smolin, A., & Guinan, J. (1993). Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One.

On ethical and philosophical aspects of suicide, as well as the practicalities of rational suicide orself-deliverance, consult:

Battin, M.P. (1996). The Death Debate: Ethical Issues in Suicide.

Rollin, B. (1985). Last Wish.

Roman, J. (1980). Exit House: Choosing Suicide as an Alternative.

Suicide and Adults
Suggested Readings

Cole, T.R., & Gadow, S.A. (Eds.). (1986) What does It Mean to Grow Old?

Nouwen, H., & Gaffney, W.J. (1990). Aging: The Fulfillment of Life.

For a unique resource on legal and other issues related to dead bodies, see:

Iserson, K.V. (1994). Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies?

Concerning rights to privacy, informed consent, and advance directives, see:

Alderman, E., & Kennedy, C. (1995). The Right to Privacy.

Alexander, G.J. (1998). Writing a Living Will: Using a Durable Power-of-Attorney.

Sabatino, C.P. (1990). Health Care Powers of Attorney: An Introduction and Sample Form.

Urofsky, M.I. (1993). Letting Go: Death, Dying and the Law.

Children & Bereavement

Altschul, S., & Pollock, G.H. (Eds). (1988). Childhood bereavement and its aftermath. New York: International Universities Press.

Arthur, B., & Kemme, M. (1964). Bereavement in childhood. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 5, 37-49.

Becker, D., & Margolin, F. (1967). How surviving parents handled their young children’s adaptation t the crisis of loss. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 37, 753 – 757.

Bentovim, A. (1986). Bereaved children. British Medical Journal, 292, 1482.

Fitzgerald, H. (1992). The grieving child: A parent’s guide. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Fleming, S.J. (1985). Children’s grief. In C.A. Corr & D.M. Corr (Eds.). Hospice approaches to pediatric care (pp. 197 – 218). New York: Springer

Fox, S. (1985). Children’s anniversary reactions to the death of a family member. Omega, 15, 291 – 305.

Kliman, G. (1977). The children. In N. Linzer (Ed.). Understanding bereavement and grief. New York: Yeshiva University Press.

Koocher, G.P. (1983). Grief and loss in childhood. In C.E. Walker & M. C. Roberts (Eds.). Handbook of clinical child psychology

Schowalter, J. et al. (Eds). (1983). The child and death. New York: Columbia University Press.

Sekaer, C. (1987). Toward a definition of “childhood mourning.” American Journal of Psychotherapy, 41, 201 – 219.

Wolff, S. (1969). Bereavement in children under stress. London: Penguin.

For ages 10 – 12:

Krementz, Jill. How It Feels When a Parent Dies. New York: Knopf, 1981.

Powell, E. Sandy. Geranium Morning. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1990.

Rofes, Eric E., ed. The Kids’ Book about Death and Dying. Boston: Little, Brown & Co.. 1985.

For Teens

Deaver, Julie R. Say Goodnight, Gracie. New York: Harper Trophy, 1989.

Ellsworth, Barry. The Little Stream. Los Angeles: Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment, 1995.

Grollman, Earl. Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.

O’Toole, Donna. Facing Change: Falling Apart and Coming Together Again in the Teen Years. Burnsville, NC: Mountain Rainbow Publications, 1995.

For Adults Helping Children

Fitzgerald, Helen. The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide. NewYork: Fireside, 1992.,

Goldman, Linda. Life and Loss: A Guide to helping grieving children. Levittown, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1994.

Grollman, Earl. Bereaved Children and Teens: A Support Guide for Parents and Professionals. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Grollman, Earl. Talking About Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child. Boston: Beacon Press, 1991.

Harris, Maxine. The Loss That Is Forever: The Lifelong Impact of the Early Death of a Mother or Father. New York: Plume, 1996.

Jarrattt, Claudia J. Helping Children Cope with Separation and Loss. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Common Press, 1994.

Schaefer, Dan, and Christine Lyons. How Do We Tell the Children? A Step-By-Step Guide for Helping Children Two to Ten Cope When Someone Dies. New York: Newmarket Press, 1993.

Schuurman, Donna. Helping Children Cope with Death. Portland, OR: The Dougy Center, 1998.

Silverman, Phyllis R. Never Too Young to Know: Death in Children’s Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Worden, J. William. Children and Grief: When a Parent Dies. New York: Guilford Press, 1996.

For Adult Grievers

Fine, Carla. No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One. New York: Doubleday, 1997.

Grollman, Earl. Living When a Loved One Has Died. New York: Beacon Press, 1977.

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Avon Books, 1988.

Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed. San Francisco: Harper, 1995.

Rando, Therese R. How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Has Died. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.

Sanders, Catherine. Surviving Grief and Learning to Live Again. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987.

Tatelbaum, Judy. The Courage to Grieve. New York: HarperCollins, 1980.

Death of Parent

Furman, E. (1974). A child’s parent dies: Studies in childhood bereavement. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Hepworth, J., Ryder, R., & Dreyer, A. (1984). The effects of parental loss on the formation of intimate relationships. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 10, 73 – 82.

Johnson, P.A. (1982). After a child’s parent has died. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 12, 160 – 170.

Kaffman, M., & Elizur, E. (1979). Children’s bereavement reactions following death of the father. International Journal of Family Therapy, 1, 203 – 229.

Kranzler, E.M., Shaffer, D., Wasserman, G., et al. (1990). Early childhood bereavement. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 29, 513 – 520.

LeShan, E. (1976). Learning to say good-bye when a parent dies. New York: Macmillan.

Lives and Motivations of Two Pioneering Women

Bailey, S. S., Bridgman, M.M., Faulkner, D., Kitahata, C.M., Marks, E., Melendez, B. B., & Mitchell, H. (1990). Creativity and the Close of Life.

Buckman, R. (1988). I Don’t Know What to Say: How to Help and Support Someone Who is Dying.

Callanan, M., & Kelley, P. (1992). Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying.

Cassell, E. J. (1985). Talking With Patients: Volume 1, The Theory of Doctor-Patient Communication; Volume 2, Clinical Technique.

Rosen, E. J. (1990). Families Facing Death: Family Dynamics of Terminal Illness.

Stedeford, A. (1984). Facing Death Patients, Families, and Professionals.

Corr, C. A. (1992). Someone You Love Is Dying How Do You Cope?

Grollman, E. A. (1980). When Your Loved One Is Dying.

Larson, D. G. (1993). The Helper’s Journey: Working with People Facing Grief, Loss, and Life-Threatening Illness.

Religious Perspectives

Badham, P., & Badham, L., (Eds.). (1997). Death and Immortality in the Religions of the World.

Gatch, M. McC. (1969). Death: Meaning and Mortality in Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture.

Mills, L.O. (Ed.). (1969). Perspectives on Death.

Opoku, K.A. (1978). West African Traditional Religion.

Rahner, K. (1973). On the Theology of Death.

Reynolds, F. E., & Waugh, E. H. (Eds.). (1977). Religious Encounters with Death: Insights from the History and Anthropology of Religion.

Philosophical & Conceptual Perspectives

Chan, W. T. (1963). A Sourcebook in Chinese Philosophy.

Choron, J. (1963). Death and Western Thought.

Choron, J. (1964). Death and Modern Man.

Chongdon, H.K. (1977). The Pursuit of Death.

Cox, G. R., & Fundis, R. J. (Eds.). (1992). Spiritual, Ethical and Pastoral Aspects of Death and Bereavement.

Doka, K. J., with Morgan, J. D. (Eds.). (1993). Death and Spirituality.

Frankl, V. (1984). Man’s Search for Meaning.

Mbiti, J. S. (1970). African Religion and Philosophy.

Radhakrishnan, S., & Moore, C. (1957). A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy.

Toynbee, A., Koestler, A., & Others. (1976). Life after Death.

Near Death Experiences

Ring, K. (1984). Heading Toward Omega: In Search of the Meaning of Near-Death Experience.

Coping with Loss and Grief

Davidson, G. W. (1984). Understanding Mourning: A Guide for Those Who Grieve.

Analysis of Bereavement

Attig, T. (1996). How We Grieve: Relearning the World.

Bowlby, J. (1973-82). Attachment and Loss (3 Vols.): Vol. 1, Attachment; Vol. 2, Separation: Anxiety and Anger; Vol. 3, Loss: Sadness and Depression.

Freud, S. (1959a). Mourning and Melancholia. In J. Strachey (Ed. And Trans.) The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. 14, pp. 237-258).

Jackson, E. N. (1957). Understanding Grief: Its Roots, Dynamics, and Treatment.

Grief and Bereavement

Doka, K. J. (Ed.). (1989). Disenfranchised Grief: Recognizing Hidden Sorrow.

Glick, I., Weiss, R., & Parkes, C. (1974). The First Year of Bereavement.

Kay, W. J. (Ed.). (1984). Pet Loss and Human Bereavement.

Nieburg, H. A., & Fischer, A. (1982). Pet Loss.

Parkes, C. M., & Weiss, R. (1983). Recovery from Bereavement.

Rando, T. A. (Ed.). (1986). Loss and Anticipatory Grief.

General Grief

Grollman, Earl A. Living When a Loved One Has Died. Boston: Beacon Press, 1977. A book about feelings after the death of a loved one.

Kries, Bernadine and Pattie, Alice. Up From Grief: Patterns of Recovery. New York: The Seabury Press, 1969. Describes the various stages of grief.

Kushner, Harold. When Bad Things Happen to Good People. New York: Schocken Books, 1981. Explores the challenges to religious faith that often follow a tragedy.

Neeld, Elizabeth Harper. Seven Choices. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1990. Informative book on general grief, addressing the choices people can make along the way.

Rando, Therese A. How to Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies. New York, Bantam Books, 1988. Comprehensive guide to grieving.

Schiff, Harriet Sarnoff. Through Mourning. New York, Viking, 1984. Guide through grief that looks at the different paths people take.

Schoeneck,Therese S. Hope for Bereaved. Hope for Bereaved. A handbook of helpful articles for all kinds of grief situations. A very practical “how to” book.


Armstrong, Alexandra, and Donahue, Mary R. On Your Own. Chicago: Dearborn Financial Publishing, 1993. A book to assist the widowed to emotional and financial well-being.

Elmer, Lou. Why Her Why Now. New York: Bantam Books, 1987. A man’s journey through love and death and grief.

Ginsburg, Genevieve Davis, M.S. When you’ve become a Widow. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1987. A compassionate guide to rebuilding your life.

Lindsay, Rae. Alone and Surviving. New York: Walker and Company, 1977. This book addresses the emotional and practical problems of widows from ages thirty-five to fifty-five.

Loewinshohn, Ruth Jean. Survival Handbook for Widows. Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1979. This book explores what is known about a woman’s reaction to the death of a husband. It provides hope following one of the most traumatic of human experiences.

Rando, Therese A. Grief, Dying, and Death. Champaign, IL: Research Press Co., 1984.

Clinical Interventions for Caregivers

Treatment of Complicated Mourning. Champaign, IL: Research Co., 1993.

Important Resource for Professionals Working in the Field of Bereavement

Redmond, Lula Moshoures. SURVIVING When Someone You Love Was Murdered. Available only from Psychological Consultation & Education Services, Inc., P.O. Box 6111, Clearwater, FL 34618. Published 1989.

Coping with Dying

De Beauvoir, S. (1964/1973). A Very Easy Death.

Evans, J. (1971), Living with a Man Who Is Dying: A Personal Memoir.

Jury, M., & Jury, D. (1978). Gramps: A Man Ages and Dies.

Kelly, O. (1975). Make Today Count.

Life-Threatening Illness in Adulthood

Cousins, N. (1979). Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration.

Frank, A.W. (1991). At the Will of the Body: Reflections on Illness.

In Terms of the Death of a Child

Allen, M., & Marks, S. (1993). Miscarriage: Women Sharing from the Heart.

Bolton, I. (1989). My Son, My Son: A Guide to Healing After a Suicide in the Family (11th ed.).

Borg, S., & Lasker, J. (1989). When Pregnancy Fails: Families Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death (rev. ed.).

Chance, S. (1992). Stronger than Death.

Corr, C. A., Fuller, H., Barnickol, C. A., & Corr, D. M. (Eds.). (1991). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Who Can Help and How.

Davis, D. L. (1991). Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby.

DeFrain, J., Ernst, L., Jakub, D., & Taylor, J. (1991). Sudden Infant Death: Enduring the Loss.

DeFrain, J., Martens, L., Story, J., & Stork, W. (1986). Stillborn: The Invisible Death.

Donnelly, K. F. (1982). Recovering from the Loss of a Child.

Ilse, S. (1989). Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream.

Jimenez, S.L.M. (1982). The Other Side of Pregnancy: Coping with Miscarriage and Stillbirth.

Klass, D. (1988). Parental Grief: Solace and Resolution.

Knapp, R. J. (1986). Beyond Endurance: When a Child Dies.

Miles, M. S. (n.d.). The Grief of Parents When a Child Dies.

Osmont, K., & McFarlane, M. (1986). Parting Is Not Goodbye.

Panuthos, C., & Romeo, C. (1984). Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses.

Peppers, L. G., & Knapp, R. J. (1980). Motherhood and Mourning: Perinatal Death.

Rando, T. A. (Ed.). (1986a). Parental Loss of a Child.

Rosof, B. D. (1994). The Worst Loss: How Families Heal from the Death of a Child.

Schiff, H. S. (1977). The Bereaved Parent.

Simonds, W., & Rothman, B. K. (Eds.). (1992). Centuries of Solace: Expressions of Maternal Grief in Popular Literature.

In Terms of the Death of a Spouse, Friend or Peer

Campbell, S., & Silverman, P. (1978). Widower: What happens When Men are Left Alone.

Kohn, J. B., Kohn, W. K. (1978). The Widower

Lewis, C. S. (1976). A Grief Observed.

Lopata, H. Z. (1973). Widowhood in an American City.

Stroebe, W., & Stroebe, M. S. (1987). Bereavement and Health: The Psychological and Physical Consequences of Partner Loss.

In Terms of the Death of Adult’s Parent or Grandparent

Akner, L. E., with C. Whitney. (1993). How to Survive the Loss of a Parent: A Guide of Adults.

Angel, M. D. (1987). The Orphaned Adult.

Edelman, H. (1994). Motherless Daughters: The Legacy of Loss.

Myers, E. (1986). When Parents Die: A Guide for Adults.

Smith, H I. (1994). On Grieving the Death of a Father.

Studies of Cultural Differences

Coffin, M. M. (1976). Death in Early America: The History and Folklore of Customs and Superstitions of Early Medicine, Burial and Mourning.

Irish, D. P., Lundquist, K. F., & Nelson, V.J. (Eds.). (1993). Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief: Diversity in University.

Kalish, R. A., & Reynolds, D. K. (1981). Death and Ethnicity: A Psycho-cultural Study.

Leininger, M. (1995). Transcultural Nursing: Concepts, Theories, and Practices (2nd ed.)

McGoldrick, M., Pearce, J. K., & Giordan, J. (Eds.). (1982). Ethnicity and Family Therapy.

Mindel, C. H., Habenstein, R. W., & Wright, R. (1988). Ethnic Families in America: Patterns and Variations (3rd ed.).

Parry, J. K. (Ed.). (1990). Social Work Practice with the Terminally Ill: A Transcultural Perspective.

Parry, J. K., & Ryan, A. S. (Eds.). (1995). A Cross-Cultural Loss at Death, Dying, and Religion.

Reports on Death-Related Experiences Outside of American Society

Abrahamson, H. (1977). The Origin of Death: Studies in African Mythology.

Brodman, B. (1976). The Mexican Cult of Death in Myth and Literature.

Kalish, R. A. (Ed.). (1980) Death and Dying: Views from Many Cultures.

Rosenblatt, P. C., Walsh, P. R., & Jackson, D. A. (1976) Grief and Mourning in Cross-Cultural Perspective.

What Happens to Human Bodies After Death

Iserson, K. V. (1994). Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies?

Mitford, J. (1963). The American Way of Death.

Favorable Analysis of Funeral Practices

Habenstein, R. W., & Lamers, W. M. (1962). The History of American Funeral Directing (rev.ed.).

Habenstein, R. W. & Lamers, W. M. (1974). Funeral Customs the World Over (rev. ed.).

Howarth, G. (1996). Last Rites: The Work of the Modern Funeral Director.

Jackson, E. N. (1966). The Christian Funeral: Its Meaning, Its Purpose, and Its Modern Practice.

Margolis, O., & Schwarz, O. (Eds.). (1975). Grief and the Meaning of the Funeral.

Alternatives to Traditional Funeral Practices

Irion, P. E. (1968). Cremation.

History and Roles of Cemeteries, Photography, and other Memorial Practices

Burns, S. B. (1990). Sleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America.

Forbes, H. (1927). Gravestones of Early New England and the Men Who Made Them, 1953-1800.

Sloane, D. C. (1991). The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History.

One Source of Advice on Practical Matters

Shaw, E. (1994). What to Do Wen a Loved One Dies: A Practical and Compassionate Guide to Dealing with Death on Life’s Terms.

Hospice Principles and Caring

Beresford, L. (1993). The Hospice Handbook: A Complete Guide.

Corr, C. A., & Corr, D. M. (Ed.S.) (1994). Hospice Care: Principles and Practice.

Corr, C. A., Morgan, J. D., & Wass, H. (Eds.). (1994) Statements About Death, Dying, and Bereavement by the International Work Group on Death, Dying, and Bereavement.

Saunders, C., Baines, M., & Dunlop, R. (1995). Living With Dying: A Guide to Palliative Care (3rd ed.).

Stoddard, S. (1992). The Hospice Movement: A Better Way of Caring for the Dying (rev. ed.).

Hospice Principles are Applied to Situations Involving Children

Armstrong-Dailey, A., & Goltzer, S. Z. (Eds.). (1993). Hospice Care for Children.

Death-Related Attitudes

Becker, E. (1973). The Denial of Death.

Lonetto, R., & Templer, D. I. (1986). Death Anxiety.

Neimeyer, R. A. (Ed.). (1994). Death Anxiety Handbook: Research, Instrumentation, and Application.

Views of Philleppe Aries

Aries, P. (1981). The Hour of Our Death.

Aries, P. (1985). Images of Man and Death.

Beaty, N. L. (1970). The Craft of Dying.

Boase, T.S.R. (1972). Death in the Middle Ages: Mortality, Judgment and Remembrance.

Kurtz, L.P. (1934). The Dance of Death and the Macabre Spirit in European Literature.

O’Connor, M. C. (1942). The Art of Dying Well: The Development of the Ars Moriendi.

Attitudes Towards Death

Bertman, S. L. (1991). Facing Death: Images, Insights, and Interventions.

Enright, D. J. (Ed.). (1983). The Oxford Book of Death.

Weir, R. F. (Ed.). (1980). Death in Literture.

General Resources in the Field of Death, Dying, and Bereavement

Kastenbaum, R. (1992). The Psychology of Death (2nd ed.).

Kastenbaum, R., & Kastenbaum, B. (Eds.). (1989). Encyclopedia of Death.

Wass, H., Corr, C. A., Pacholski, R. A., & Forfar, C.S. (1985). Death Education II: An Annotated Resource Guide.

Wass, H., Corr, C. A., Pacholski, R. A., & Sanders, C. M. (1980). Death Education: An Annotated Resource Guide.

Zalaznik, P. H. (1992). Dimensions of Loss and Death Education (3rd ed.).

Death-Related Attitudes in America

Dumont, R., & Foss, D. (1972). The American View of Death: Acceptance or Denial?

Mack, A. (Ed.). (1974). Death in American Experience.

Stannard, D. E. (1977). The Puritan Way of Death: A Study in Religion, Culture, and Social Change.

Zielinski, M. (1993). The Amish across America (rev. ed.).

20th Century Experienced with Death Influences by Societal Institutions and Practices

Charmaz, K. (1980). The Social Realty of Death: Death in Contemporary America.

Partridge, E., (1966). A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English.

Rawson, H. (1981). A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk.

Historical, Biographical, and Literary Accounts Related to the Holocaust

Bauer, Y. (1982). A History of the Holocaust.

Camus, A. (1947/1972). The Plague.

Czarnecki, J. P. (1989). Last Traces: The Lost Art of Auschwitz.

Czech, D. (1990). Auschwitz Chronicle, 1939-1945.

Gilbert, M. (1993). Atlas of the Holocaust (2nd rev. printing).

Kulka, E. (1986). Escape from Auschwitz.

Levi, P. (1986). Survival in Auschwitz and The Reawakening: Two Memoirs.

MacMillan, I. (1991). Orbit of Darkness.

Pawelczynska, A. (1979). Values and Violence in Auschwitz: A Sociological Analysis.

On the Beginning of the Nuclear Era and Some Implications

Lifton, R. J. (1967). Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima.

Lifton, R. J. (1979). The Broken Connection.

Lifton, R. J., & Mitchell, G. (1995). Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial.

Maddox, R. J. (1995). Weapons for Victory: The Hiroshima Decision Fifty Years Later.


Bereaved Adolescents

Corr, C.A., & Balk, D.E. (Eds.). (1996). Handbook of adolescence and bereavement. New York: Springer Journals

Bright, P.D. (1987). Adolescent pregnancy and loss. Maternal Child Nursing Journal, 16, 1-12.

Dietrich, D.R. (1984), Psychological health of young adults who experienced early parental death: MMPI trends. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40, 901-908.

Garber, B. (1983). Some thoughts on normal adolescents who lost a parent by death. Journal of Youth and Adolescents. 12m 175-182

Gray, R.E. (1987a). The role of the surviving parent in the adaptation of bereaved adolescents. Journal of Palliative care, 3, 30-34.

Children and Divorce

Doka, K>J> (1986). Loss upon loss: The impact of death after divorce. Death Studies, 10, 441-450

Walkerman, E. (1984). Father loss: Daughters discuss the man that got away. New York: Doubleday.

Families and Grief

Agee J. (1957). A death in the family. New York: Bantam.

Evans, B.J. (1981). Dealing with tragedy in the classroom. Jewish Education, 49, 28-31.

Fox, S.S. (1985). Good grief: Helping groups of children when a friend dies. Boston: New England Association for Education of Young Children.

Fox, S.S. (1989). Good grief: Prevention interventions for children and adolescents. In S. Klagsbrun (Ed). Preventive psychiatry. Philadelphia: Charles.

Gray, R.E. (1988). The role of school counselors with bereaved teenagers. The School Counselor, 35, 188-193.

McIntyre, B.B. (1990). Art therapy with bereaved youth. Journal of Palliative Care, 5, 16-25.

Stark, K.D. (19990). Childhood depression: School-based intervention. New York: Guilford Press.

Wass, H., & Corr, C.A. (1982). Helping children cope with death: Guidelines and resources, New York: Hemisphere.

Long Term Consequences of Parental Death

Harris, M. (1995). The loss that is forever: The lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father. New York: Dutton.

Sibling Deaths

Fanos, J.H., & Nickerson, B.G. (1991). Long-term effects of sibling death during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Research, 6, 70-82.

Martinson, I.M., Davies, E.B., & McClowry, S.G. (1987). The long term effects of sibling death on self-concept. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2, 227-235.

Pollock, G.H. (1973). Bertha Pappenheim: Addenda to her case history. Journal of the American Psychiatric Association, 21, 328-332.

Rosen, H. (1986b). Unspoken grief: Coping with childhood sibling loss. New York: Lexington Books.

Rosen, H., & Cohen, H.L. (1981). Children’s reactions to sibling loss. Clinical Social Work Journal, 9, 211-219.

Teen Death

Gordon, Sol. When Living Hurts. New York: Union of Genevian Hebrew Congregations, 1985.

Grollman, Earl A. Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention. Boston: Beacon Press, 1988.

Klaagsbrun, Francine. Youth and Suicide: Too Young to Die. New York; Pocket Books, 1977.

Ross, E. Betsy. After Suicide: A Ray of Hope. Iowa City: Lynn Publications, 1990.

Traisman, Enid S. Fire in My Heart, Ice In My Veins. Omaha, NE: Centering Corporation, 1992.

Westberg, Granger. Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1962.

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Lament for a Son. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Erdman’s Publishing House, 1995.