Our Moms

Our Moms

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A lovingly written and beautifully illustrated book for children who are growing up with parents who are in prison.
Our Moms is an easy-to-read guide that lets kids with incarcerated parents know they’re not alone. Over 5 million children in the US have had incarcerated parents within their lifetime and Quniana Futrell is here to help shed light on the effects this has on these children’s lives. She also enhances awareness of parental incarceration and provides support by promoting diversity in the classroom and starting important conversations between administrators, parents, and childcare providers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683504382
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 29
File size: 9 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 11 Years

About the Author

Author Q. Futrell works with kids who look well put together, but are broken on the inside, and she helps them change their story! She too was once broken and had two previously incarcerated parents. She supports children and families and associations who live or work with a parent incarcerated. She wants to live in a world where healthy parents and teachers work together to nurture healthy children. She lives in Portsmouth, Virginia.

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Hi, my name is Michael. I love to ride my bike after school. My favorite part about school is lunch.

Hello, my name is Anne. I love to draw brightly colored pictures. When I grow up I'm going to be an artist.

¡Hola, me llamo Jennifer! I love solving hard math problems.

Yesterday my teacher asked the class a really tough question, and I was the only one who knew the right answer

Hi, my name is Paul. I love playing video games. I am the best player in my town. No one can top my high score!

One thing we have in common is that all our moms are in prison.

A prison is a place where our moms have to live right now. But we look forward to the day when they will come back home.

"My mom did not follow the rules when she was home," said Paul. "Mine did not either," both Michael and Jennifer said.

Anne sat up and said, "My mom did follow the rules. She just hung around people who did not follow them, and she got in just as much trouble as they did. Now she is in prison too."

"I remember being so sad when my mom left," explained Anne.


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