for Everett Anderson's Goodbye by Lucille Clifton and Ann Grifalconi
The five stages of grief according to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross are set within poetry when Everett Anderson faces the death of his father. Dramatic pencil drawings complement the emotional power and honesty of the text. (Up to age 8)
CCBC Choices 1983. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1983. Used with permission.
Everett Anderson's Goodbye is a touching portrait of a little boy who is trying to come to grips with his father's death. Lucille Clifton captures Everett's conflicting emotions as he confronts this painful reality. We see him struggle through many stages, from denial and anger to depression and, finally, acceptance. In this spare and moving poem, the last in this acclaimed series, Lucille Clifton brings Everett Anderson's life full circle.
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