New Song Center provides grief support to families and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. The program helps children, teens and young adults cope with loss through the sharing of stories and experiences, as well as art, music and recreation.
Copies of three titles were donated. The books will go to children ages 5 to 11.
Sweet, Sweet Memories, by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by Floyd Cooper, is about a girl who finds comfort following the loss of her grandfather in the stories and memories she and family members share. Hyperion Books for Children, for ages 6 to 8.
New Song Center is a program of Hospice of the Valley and was founded by volunteers in 1989. It currently serves about 125 families throughout Maricopa County. More information: 480-951-8985 or hov.org/new_song_center.
Tucson-based Libraries Ltd. is a non-profit organization that works to promote literacy in children and teenagers, and targets underserved communities throughout Arizona. librariesltd.org.