This Book Is For All Kids, But Especially My Sister, Libby.
Jack Simon, Annette Simon (Illustrator)
Elizabeth Margaret Simon was born on a Mother's Day and named for her parents' maternal grandmother.
Her brother, Jack, called her Libby. Libby was born with a rare disorder and she wasn't expected to
live six months. She lived three and one half years. On October 19th, 1994, Libby died. Jack was
five-years-old and he struggled to understand. Jack's mom kept a diary the year after Libby's death.
These are Jack's words. They are poignant, hopeful, sad and real, absolutely typical of grieving kids.
Yet Jack thought no one else in the world could possibly know how he felt.