Why Can't Uncle Come Home?
Timmy, and his little sister Kate, struggle to understand why Uncle can't come home despite all the hard things that are happening. Momma helps explain that it's not Uncle's choice to stay away. Uncle was wrongfully convicted, and sometimes people are punished for things they didn't really do. This story is designed to help address the hard questions of children who are struggling with the wrongful conviction of a loved one.
"There is nothing to critique about this book. It deserves nothing less than 4 out of 4 stars. It took a difficult topic and put it into a relatable, easy-to-read story. I would suggest this book to any families that are dealing with the issue of wrongful conviction or to parents and educators that just want to teach children about this important topic." - Why Can't Uncle Come Home? was rated 4 out of 4 stars by Online Book Club
This book also has a 5 star rating on Kobo, and a 4.7 star rating on Amazon. It received 5 Honorable Mentions in the 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards in the categories of Best Cover Design, Best Illustration, Family Matters, Picture Books 5 & Younger, and Picture Books 6 & Older.
This book is designed as the first in an intended series, Where is Uncle?, to help children struggling with issues related to conviction and incarceration.
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