This is the story of the year my mother was bald, and it begins in June.

So begins Clare's journal about the year her mother undergoes treatment for cancer. A scrapbook filled with drawings, photos, medical clippings, and resources, this book offers a wealth of information about the illness, its diagnosis, and treatment. And more, through heart-warming tales of her family's journey, Clare describes many new-found strengths and inadvertent joys, and gives reassuring voice to the feelings and questions of all young people who may be walking in her shoes.

About the Author
Ann Speltz grew up with seven brothers and sisters in a small town on the Mississippi River in southern Minnesota. She studied literature and art at Macalester College and received her PhD in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has been a university teacher and administrator, as well as an editor and developer of humanities curricula for elementary and secondary schools. After completing treatment for breast cancer in 1998, she founded Kid Support, a nonprofit organization that establishes adult-led peer support groups for the children of cancer patients. She lives with her husband and daughter in Evanston, Illinois.
About the Illustrator
Kate Sternberg grew up in western New York, where she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in fine arts and a Master's in art education. She is the author and illustrator of Mama's Morning, and has illustrated several other children's books, including the Phoebe Flower's Adventures series and Oh Brother!. Currently she is an art teacher at Stone Middle School in Northern Virginia, and nurturer to husband Bob, sons Ryan and Max, and several furry felines.