Reading is a powerful tool for family togetherness and memory making during cancer. We can learn coping strategies, ask questions and talk about emotions through stories.

Sharing stories about families impacted by cancer will help children and teens see themselves and find a place of belonging. 

Well Beings Studio has several resources to get you started: for kids, teens, and adult survivors. We will READ, FEEL, CREATE and HEAL together.

The Little Green Monster Project

Explore the world of the Little Green Monster and the power of imagination to help us through difficult emotions.

Ash and Feather: A Teen Project

Explore the world of bird/girl, Phoenix, and her two dads, one of whom has brain cancer.

  • LISTEN to the Podcast: Find on AnchorFM, or wherever you stream your podcast. Enacted by Loyola Marymont University students, supported by the California Arts Council and National Arts and Disability Center.
  • LISTEN to the Author: Sharon talks about her father’s brain cancer and writing Ash and Feather.
  • DOWNLOAD Resources: Listening Guide with Creative Activities
  • VISIT the Ash and Feather page for more!

Wet Wings: Poetry about Breast Cancer

Wet Wings: Poetry through Breast Cancer explores themes of cancer treatment, identity, body image, death and dying, parenting, emotions,
and imagination.

  • REQUEST or DONATE a Book: Contribute a book to a cancer survivor . Request a book for someone you love. Contact us!
  • DOWNLOAD Resources: Talking to Children about Cancer

Scoops of Joy: Coming in November!

Book Summary: Tamal, a boy with cancer, asks his friends for advice when his bird is sick. He discovers that he doesn’t have to wait to feel well in order to find and bring joy to others. 

Scoops of Joy is featured in the National Brain Tumor Society’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for this September. Video coming soon.

Ready for more? Visit our other introductory pages as we READ, FEEL, CREATE and HEAL together.