New to the list of books for the middle-school age level is Heaven’s Bell, by Sherrie Barch, Sherrie introduces an easily understood concept about remaining in touch with our departed loved ones that can be read by or with your tweens. Best friends deal with a relationship made vulnerable by terminal illness. Though targeted for a specific age group, the concept is easily understood and can be appreciated by all ages, even toddlers. As well, the easy to read story presents the perfect atmosphere to broach the subject of grief with children.
Sherrie Barch is the CEO of two Forbes’ ranked top executive search firms and a leadership consulting company. An expert in the areas of leadership, team development, and diversity, her forward-thinking approach to work was recognized when she was chosen to participate in the ‘altMBA” program designed and led by leadership guru Seth Godin. Born and raised in Northern Illinois, Sherrie earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Communication from Western Illinois University. Sherrie is married with three sons. As a mom, she describes herself as a part-time pancreas for her two youngest sons who were both diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes within the same year. Playing this role for the last 11 years, she is relentless about creating open and honest communication with her family about this chronic and life-threatening condition.
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