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We need to talk about death : an important book about grief, celebrations, and love  Cover Image Book Book

We need to talk about death : an important book about grief, celebrations, and love / Sarah Chavez, Annika Le Large.

Chavez, Sarah, (author.). Le Large, Annika, (illustrator.).


Death is an important part of life, and yet it is one of the hardest things to talk about--for adults as well as children. Historian and museum curator Sarah Chavez is determined to create a book that sparks wonder and curiosity about dying, instead of fear and shame. In this informative book, illustrated by Annika Le Large, children will marvel at the flowers different cultures use to represent death. They will find out about eco-friendly burials, learn how to wrap a mummy, and go beneath the streets of Paris to witness skull-lined catacombs! Readers will also ride a buffalo alongside Yama, the Hindu god of death, come face-to-face with the terracotta army a Chinese emperor built to escort him to the afterlife, and party in the streets to celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781684493753 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1684493757 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 9781838993375 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 1838993371 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Neon Squid, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Subject: Children and death.
Bereavement in children.
Funeral rites and ceremonies.

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J 155.937 Chav (Text) 33126025286505 J New Nonfiction Available -
Erlanger Branch J 155.937 Chav (Text) 33126025286521 J New Nonfiction Available -
Independence Branch J 155.937 Chav (Text) 33126025286513 J New Nonfiction Available -

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