Black Jack Jetty: A Boys Journey Through Grief

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Visiting his family's summer home on the New Jersey shore, Jack begins to work through his feelings about his father's death in Afghanistan and to find his place among the cousins and other relatives he had never before met.

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A native Philadelphian, Michael has spent much of his career in advertising as a Creative Director. Black Jack Jetty: A Boy's Journey Through Grief is his entry into children's literature and reflects the loss he felt as a young boy over the death of his own father. The story takes place in Margate, down beach from Atlantic City where Carestio spends his summers with friends and family. Mr. Carestio has two daughters, two granddaughters, and two World Series Championships thanks to his beloved Phillies.

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A heartfelt story. A valuable tool in helping children confront grief. --The Moyer Foundation

Jack experiences grief, anger, anxiety, and guilt after his father's death in Afghanistan-and then discovers the healing powers of family. - Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for the Family -- Learning Magazine

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