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Joanne Parker Releases Latest Book To Help Children Handle Grief: I Had A Friend

May 18, 2021 - Mobile, Ala. – Author Joanne Parker has released her latest Joy Series boo

k, I Had A Friend. Beautifully written and illustrated, Parker expands the conversation of losing a loved one to explore the grief that comes with losing a friend.

“The last year has been challenging for everyone, especially our children. The loss of everyday activities, school, sports are just a few things that have changed their lives,” said Parker. “For those who have lost friends, the stress and anxiety are higher than ever. I hope that this easy read empowers parents to help their children understand the loss and process it in the best way.”

“As a lifelong educator, I know that it is important for children to be able to express their grief,” said Dorothy Humphrey, “However, even starting the conversation may be difficult for some parents. Joanne’s books are a wonderful way to begin a dialogue around how a child may be experiencing loss.”

Other books in the Joy Series include: I Had a Sister, and I Had a Brother. Readers may purchase Joanne Parker Books by visiting the website


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