Grandma’s Hands

by Rolanda T. Pyle & Illustrated by Brandon Coleman



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/10/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781546258841
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 24
ISBN : 9781546258834

About the Book

Shonda is heartbroken. She just lost her mother, and now she has to move away to live with her grandmother, which means she will miss her friends and her favorite teacher. But her teacher shares something with her that helps Shonda. Today, millions of children are living with millions of grandparents and other relatives without their parents. You may know one of these children or the relative caring for them. They are not alone! We support the children, and we applaud these caregivers not only on Grandparents’ Day (The Sunday after Labor Day in September) but every day.

About the Author

ROLANDA T. PYLE was born and raised in NY and is a licensed social worker (LMSW). She served as the Director of the NYC Department for the Aging’s Grandparent Resource Center (GRC) for over ten years, where she developed the first national resource center for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren and as the Associate Director of the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) with the Brookdale Foundation. She has been featured on various radio and television programs. Her numerous awards include the distinguished 2004 Sloan Public Service Award and HBO’s 2004 Beah Richards Spirit Award. In April 2004, New York’s Daily News named her one of the “100 Women Who Shape Our City.” Rolanda is the author of the book, Finally, a collection of inspirational poems, and the compiler of and contributor to Beneath His Everlasting Wings, a collection of devotionals, in addition to contributing to a number of journals and books. She was raised by her grandmother and father, and has always desired to write a story for children being raised by grandparents.