Bailey's Story - ChIPs Storybook PDF Download
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Seven-year-old Bailey and her younger brother Brody are living with a foster family while their mother is in prison. After their father left home, their mother became depressed and neglectful and got involved, and eventually arrested, with an abusive, drug dealing boyfriend. Bailey misses her mom but is fearful about her release from prison. Life at home with her mother was very chaotic and at times scary. With the foster family she feels safe. Bailey works through her fears with a counselor as she prepares for her mother’s release from prison. Coming soon. (For children ages 7 – 10)
Each of these short stories is told from the point of view of one child who has a particular family situation and challenge to overcome. At the end of the 12-page story, are two coloring pages for the child reader to write and illustrate his or her own story. In the back of the book, a note to the caregiver suggests ways to engage children in reading and talking about the story and helping them draw parallels to their own situations and challenges.