Books I Wrote


🏆 Winner of a Northern Lights Book Award! 🏆

Written by Monica Acker, Illustrated by Paran Kim, and published by Beaming Books (November, 2022). 

As one girl watches her mom battle illness, she sees Mom being strong, brave, and fierce on both good days and bad ones. Mom is fierce as she catches and wrestles a fish and brave as she endures needles from the doctor. The girl wants to be brave like Mom! As she worries about her mom's health, the girl realizes that bravery comes in many forms and that she can be brave too.

A poignant and sensitive story about a loved one living with a chronic illness, and an important lesson about how being brave doesn't mean you aren't scared.

Available wherever books are sold including:

Beaming Books

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And your favorite indie! 

Signed copies available at Whitelam Books.