These are a number of books specifically written for teenagers whose parents have cancer. I don’t have teenagers, so I know I’m not the best to review books written for them. Parents of teenagers, I’m looking for your help! Would you be willing to partner with one (or more) of your teenagers to review a book for us? We’ll send you a copy for free!
We’re giving away two (2) copies of My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks and two (2) copies of When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide For Teens.
My Parent Has Cancer And It Really Sucks
Written by Maya Silver and Marc Silver
Maya was fifteen when her mom was diagnosed with cancer. She and her dad wrote this book, which shares their experiences combined with advice from 100 other teens whose parents have had cancer as well as medical professionals. It tackles questions like:
- How do I talk to my parents?
- What do I tell school?
- Is it bad if I’m more concerned about prom or college (answer: no!)
Check out Maya and Marc’s webpage for more about their book.
When Your Parent Has Cancer: A Guide For Teens
Written and Published by the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health
This 60+ page guide covers learning about cancer (includes a glossary of terms), changes in the family, feelings and reactions, support from adults and connecting to other teens, taking care of yourself, and how you can help.
How to get a free copy:
Fill out the form on Rafflecopter (links also below) and leave a comment on the blog with your name, email, name and age of the teen who will review the book with you and a brief message about why you’d like to review one of the books. Earn bonus entries by visiting our Facebook page and following us on Twitter! MAKE SURE YOU ENTER AFTER LOGGING IN ON RAFFLECOPTER. We’ll draw randomly from all of the entries on November 1. Entries close at midnight (EST) on October 31.
Good luck, and thanks for participating!