Divorce is the Worst
Through a series of original and captivating illustrations, Divorce is the Worst explains the emotions a child may feel when their parents separate. From first hearing the news to moving past the heartbreak and the stress, Anastasia Higginbotham delves deep into the issues a child may face in this simple, genuine and poignant book. It is one of the few books on divorce for children; a vibrant mix of words and images that are as child-validating as they are beautiful.
"The illustrations deliver a substantial emotional impact.. But it s Higginbotham s directness and refusal to talk down to her audience that will make this book such an asset to families negotiating divorce.""Publishers Weekly" "While divorce books are plentiful, ["Divorce Is the Worst"] stands above the rest.""School Library Journal" "How can you not love a children's author who sees so clearly from her reader's point of view? Julie Bowen, actress, "Modern Family" "This book provides, through honest language and evocative imagery, a uniquely realistic view of how children experience divorce. While neither softening nor whitewashing this difficult topic, Higginbotham offers an ultimately comforting message to parents and children experiencing separation and divorce."Lisa Spiegel, LMHC, director of Soho Parenting, NYC "This is a cool book full of medicine for the heartsick child."Ani DiFranco, musician "I wish so much that this book had existed during my divorce, to help my daughter through. I also wish it had existed during my parents' divorce, to help me through."Krista Vernoff, Screenwriter, "Grey's Anatomy," "Shameless""
Anastasia Higginbotham s essays have appeared in "Ms.," "Bitch," "Glamour," "The Sun," "The Women s Review of Books," and in the anthologies "Listen Up," "33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women s History," and "Yes Means Yes.""