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Mom's Sweater

Jayde Perkin


List Price: 17.99*
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What does it look like to live on, even when Mom is gone? In this grounded, sensitive story, a young girl looks for ways of dealing with the anger, loneliness, and jealousy that death can create. Finding comfort in her mother's old sweater, she discovers that grief doesn't necessarily grow smaller over time--but little by little, day by day, we can grow into grief.

With striking, bold illustrations and evocative text, this story will be a gentle companion for young readers who are experiencing loss.

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 9780802855442, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

About the Author

Jayde Perkin is a freelance artist whose clients have included Penguin Books and Germany's Das Magazin. She won the East London Comics & Arts Festival x WeTransfer Award in 2018. Shaped by her mother's death from cancer, Jayde has written and drawn extensively about grief for all ages. She lives in Bristol, UK. Visit Jayde's website at or follow her on Instagram @jaydeperkin.