"No doctor can tell you everything you need to know about how to respond to a devastating diagnosis. This book can help you make good choices. Jessie is a great friend of seriously ill patients. If you let her help you, she will."
— David Nathan, MD, President Emeritus, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
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.