"Jessie Gruman's book is important to have in your home, not just to give you vital information should you get bad news about your own health, but also to help friends and family who may have to cope with all of the issues facing them."
— Barbara Walters
Appendix C offers a list of books for children, teens, and the family on how to understand and cope with devastating illnesses.
A small sample of resources from the appendices in the 2010 edition of AfterShock were reviewed and updated in June 2014. No further updates are anticipated.
Can I Still Kiss You? Answering Children's Questions About Cancer by Neil Russell. Deerfield Beach, FL: HCI Publishers, 2001.
Always On Call: When Illness Turns Families Into Caregivers by Carole Levine. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 2004.
The Etiquette of Illness: What to Say When You Can't Find the Words by Susan Halpern. New York, NY: Bloomsbury, 2004.
Help Me Live: 20 Things People With Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2005.
Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent Is Sick by Paula Rauch and A.C. Muriel. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2005.