Jeannie Ann is a typical six-year-old. When she learns her grandma has breast cancer, it brings up the fears, questions, emotions, and misunderstandings that come with facing a medical challenge. With her loving family by her side, Jeannie Ann learns about what cancer can bring —tumors, mastectomies, chemotherapy, pain, and loss, but also hope. Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer is a story written with honesty, love, and understanding for children of all ages.
Diane Davies traveled her own breast cancer journey in 2004. The blessings of a wonderful family, supportive friends, and an outstanding medical team made it possible for her to come through the experience stronger, wiser, and filled with a need to reach out and help others. She has volunteered with the Hastings Breast Cancer Support Group to produce a DVD series entitled Voices of Hope and published the books From There to Here: A Breast Cancer Journey and Breast Cancer Saved My Life. As a Bush Fellow, Davies also helped create a nonprofit advocating for breast cancer patients. Diane and her husband live in rural Hastings with their daughter and her family living next door.
CA (Cheryl Ann) Nobens was born in northern Minnesota. After graduating from Hibbing High School, she went on to earn a BA in Illustration and Graphic Design from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She published her first children’s book in 1979 and has been working professionally in the field of children’s literature and educational publishing ever since. She has contributed to over eighty books, bringing humor and heart to both story and pictures. CA works as a writer, illustrator, and graphic designer from a studio in her century-old house in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, where she lives with her family and two cats.
“When you’re diagnosed with breast cancer, one of your greatest worries is how your loved ones will be impacted. It’s challenging enough to have difficult discussions with adults, but what do young children need to know so they, too, can cope? In Jeannie Ann’s Grandma Has Breast Cancer, author, teacher, and breast cancer survivor Diane Davies gets right to the heart of this matter.” --Beverly Vote, publisher, Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine