This children's book, written by Beverlye Hyman Fead and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Tessa Mae Hamermesh, deals with cancer from a child's perspective. In each of the 12 chapters, Tessa asks her grandmother a question, such as "Why are some cancers worse than others?" and "Do children get cancer, too?"
The conversation is real: Tessa Mae has lost three grandparents to cancer, and in 2002, Fead was diagnosed with cancer, which she still lives with.
The book is a helpful vehicle to get parents or grandparents to talk to their kids about the medical and emotional aspects of cancer. It ends with a three-page glossary of cancer-related terms. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.