Table of Contents
Anderson, Elijah, Code of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City, W. W. Norton & Company, August 1999, ISBN 03-930402-32
Anderson, Elijah, Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community, University of Chicago Press, 1990, ISBN 0226018164
Bernstein, N. (2005). All alone in the world: Children of the incarcerated. NY: The New Press. ISBN 1-56584-952-3
Bloom, Barbara and Steinhart, D. (1993). Why Punish the Children? San Francisco, CA. Council on Crime & Delinquency; ISBN: 9993022268
Braman, Donald, Doing Time on the Outside: Incarceration and Family Life in Urban America, U. of Michigan 2004
Butterfield, Fox, All God’s Children, Avon Books, ISBN 0-380-72862-1
Casarjian, Robin, House of Healing, A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom, Transcontinental printing, 1995, ISBN 0-9644933-0-6
Cole, David, No Equal Justice, The New Press, NY, ISBN 1565845668
Condry, R. (2007) Families Shamed, The consequences of crime for relatives of serious offenders, U.K. Willan Publishing ISBN 978-1-84392-207-0
Cyan-Brock, T.K., Prisoners of Love, Dreamcatcher Books, 2000, ISBN: 0-9707070-0-2.
Edenfield Ann, Family Arrested: How to Survive the Incarceration of a Loved Owhane. ISBN: 1-58943-060-3.
Elsner, Alan, Gates of Injustice, The Crisis in America’s Prisons, Pearson Education, Inc. 2004 ISBN 0-13-142791-1
Friskies-Warren, Mary F., Considering Marriage – A Practical Workbook for Couples Separated by Incarceration, 1994, ISBN 1569910022.
Gadsden, Vivian L. (Editor), Wagner, Daniel A. (Editor), Literacy Among African American Youth: Issues in Learning, Teaching, and Schooling (Literacy-Research, Policy, and Practice), Hampton Press, January 1995, ISBN: 18-813032-76
Gaines, Patrice; Laughing in the Dark, Anchor, ISBN 0-385-48027-X
Garbarino, James, Raising Children in a Socially Toxic Environment, Jossey-Bass, September 1999, ISBN # 07-879504-24
Garbarino, James, Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them, Free Press, May 1999. ISBN 06-848590-84
Garbarino, James, Children in Danger: Coping with the Consequences of Community Violence (Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series) Jossey-Bass, October 1998, ISBN 07-879465-40s
Gilens, Martin, Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Anti-poverty Policy, University of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226293645
Gilmore, Mikal; Shot in the Heart, Anchor Books, ISBN 0-385-47800-3
Girshick, Lori, No Safe Haven: Stories of Women in Prison. Northeastern University Press, c/o CUP Services, Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851
Franklin and Franklin; Boys Into Men, Dutton, ISBN 0-525-944966
Johnston, Denise (1996). Children of Incarcerated Parents. Pacific Oaks, California. Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents, (May 1995). Lexington Books; ISBN: 0029110424
Jones, Lou and Borges, Lorie Savel, Final Exposure, portraits from death row, American Friends Service Committee, 2002 ISBN 1-55553-277-2
Karr-Morse, Robin and Meredith S. Wiley, Ghosts from the Nursery, (February 1999)
Atlantic Monthly Pr; ISBN: 0871137348
Katz, Mark, On Playing a Poor Hand Well, (February 1997) W.W. Norton & Co (Sd); ISBN: 0393702324
King, Robert Hillary, From the Bottom of the Heap, The Autobiography of a Black Panther, PM Press, 2009 ISBN 978-1-60486-039-9
Lagana, T., Hansen, V., Canfield, J., Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul, Health Communications Inc. Books, 2000 ISBN 978-1-55874-836
Leary, J. D., Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing (Hardcover) Uptone Press 2005
Mauer, Mark, The Race to Incarcerate, (August 1999), New Press; ISBN: 1565844297
McCall, Nathan; Makes Me Wanna Hollar, Vintage, ISBN, 0-679-41268-9
Mincy, Ronald B. (Editor), Nurturing Young Black Males: Challenges to Agencies, Programs, and Social Policy, Urban Institute Press, February 1994 ISBN 08-776659-82
Morley, Patrick and R. C. Sproul, The Man in the Mirror, ISBN: 031023493X
O’Brien, Patricia, Making it in the “Free World” - Women in Transition from Prison. State University of New York Press, 2001, ISBN: 0-7914-4861-4.
Pfeiffer, Mary Beth, Crazy in America, The Hidden Tragedy of our Criminalized Mentally Ill, Avalon Publishing, 2007 ISBN 978-0-78671-745-3
Raphael, Jody, Freeing Tammy: Women, Drugs, and Incarceration (The Northeastern Series on Gender, Crime, and Law) (Paperback) 2007
Rasheed, Mikal M. and Janice M., Social Work Practice with African American Men: The Invisible Presence, (May 1999) Corwin Pr; ISBN: 0761911162
Seymour, C., Creasie Finney Hairston, C.F. (Editors), Children With Parents in Prison: Child Welfare Policy, Program, and Practice Issues (March 2000)
Transaction Pub; ISBN: 076580719X
Talvi, Silja J.A., Women Behind Bars, The Crisis of Women in the U.S. Prison System, Seal Press, 2007 ISBN 978-1-58005-195-8
Toews, Barb, The Little Book of Restorative Justice for People in Prison, Rebuilding the Web of Relationships, Good Books, 2006 ISBN 978-1-56148-523-9
New! Thompson, Anthony C., Releasing Prisoners, Redeeming Communities: Reentry, Race, and Politics, (March 2009) New York University Press, ISBN 978-0814783214
Weissbourne, Richard, The Vulnerable Child, (April 1997) Perseus Pr; ISBN: 0201920808
Yaffe, Rebecca, When a Parent Goes to Jail: A Comprehensive Guide for Counseling Children of Incarcerated Parents, 2002. Available from Rayve Productions, ISBN 978-1-877810-08-4
Zehr, Howard, The Little Book of Restorative Justice, Good Books, 2002 ISBN 1-56148-376-1
Zehr, Howard, Transcending, Reflections of Crime Victims, Good Books, 2001, ISBN 1-56148-333-8 (paperback)
Zehr, Howard and Stutzman Amstutz, Lorraine. Portraits by Howard Zehr. What Will Happen to Me? Click here for more info.
A Visit to the Big House. By Oliver Butterworth , Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1993, ISBN #0-395-52805-4.
I Know How You Feel Because This Happened to Me, Center for Children with Incarcerated Parents, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s Programs, 714 West California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105.
Just for You – Children with Incarcerated Parents. Center for Children with Incarcerated Parents, Pacific Oaks College and Children’s Programs, 714 West California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105.
Mama Loves Me from Away by Pat Brisson, illustrated by Laurie Caple. Boyds Mills Press, 815 Church Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, www.boydsmillspress.com , 2004, ISBN# 1-56397-966-7.
My Daddy’s in Jail, Janet Bender, 2003, PO Box 115, Chapin, S.C. 29036 www.youthlight.com
My Mother and I Are Growing Stronger by Inez Maury. New Seed Press, PO Box 9488, Berkeley, CA 947099, ISBN# 0-938678-06-X.
Two in Every Hundred: a special workbook for children with a parent in prison Reconciliation, 702 51st Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209, (615) 292-6371.
Visiting Day, Jacqueline Woodson, 2002, Scholastic Press, www.scholasticpress.com
When Andy’s Father Went to Prison by Martha Whitmore Hickman. Albert Whitman and Company, 5747 Howard Street, Niles, IL 606487-4012, ISBN #0-8075-8874-1.
Mommies and Daddies in Prison by Judi Goozh and Sue Jeweler published by Justice & Security Strategies Inc and available from Creative Family Projects 402 King Farm Blvd Rockville MD 20850
A Boy Named Rocky: A Coloring Book for the Children of Prisoners by Dr. Janice M. Beal and Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore www.4theloveofkids.com
A novel for 10-14 year olds:
An Inmate’s Daughter by Jan Walker with Illustrations by Herb Leonhard, Raven Publishing, 2006, ISBN 0971416192, 9780971416192.
The Same Stuff as Stars by Katherine Paterson, Clarion Books, NY, 2002, ISBN 0-618-24744-0.
A Hard Straight, Goro Toshima, 2004, Award winning documentary film tells the story of what it’s really like for a person to make the radical transition from prison life to society.
A Sentence of Their Own. Film chronicles one family’s annual pilgrimage to a New Hampshire State Prison and reveals the damaging impact incarceration has on families. http://www.asentenceoftheirown.com/Home.html
Beyond the Walls, The Road to Redemption, Rachel Libert, 2006 -Film portraying the true stories of families affected by violence. TOVA, www.tovaartisticprojects.org.
Champagne and the Talking Eggs, Michael Sporn, Director, VHS, 1997. Cartoon format appropriate for children and adults.
Charisse Shumate: Fighting for Our Lives, story of a woman who stood up against the CA Dept. of Corrections and fought against the substandard health care in women’s prisons., The Freedom Archives, 2004
Children of Incarcerated Parents Bill of Rights, produced by the San Francisco Partnership for Children of Incarcerated Parents- a short video about the Bill of Rights featuring the stories of children who have experienced parental incarceration.
Children of Prisoners: Children of Promise, U.S. Dept. of Justice, National Institute of Corrections, 2003, Peter Argentine, A candid conversation with fathers in jail and after release. The film presents the importance of family and the pain of separation.
Echoes of Incarceration is a youth-produced documentary project focusing on impact of the prison system on children. For more info and purchasing information, visit our “From Our Partners” page.
Family Ties is a candid conversation with fathers in jail and after release. The film presents the importance of family and the pain of separation – told through the words of 7 men, their families, and the Warden of the Allegheny County (PA) Jail. Produced by award-winning filmmaker Peter Argentine and sponsored by Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation. For more info and purchasing information, visit our “From Our Partners” page.
Prison Life Stories, Kuetemeyer, Rudman, Deborah, Shetty, Anula, stories from men and women who have spent time in prison, 2008, www.termite.org
Prison Lullabies, Odile Isralson and Lina Matta, 2003. Film about women who gave birth in prison.
Shadows, Rachel Libert, 2008 is a film by Tova: Artistic Project for Social Change . It is a powerful training film, bringing the voices and realities of children with incarcerated parents, their caregivers and their incarcerated parents out of the shadows of anger and pain and into the light of healing and forgiveness. A must see for anyone working with incarcerated fathers, their children and their caregivers. Available for purchase from FCN here.
Troop 1500, Ellen Spiro, 2006, Their mothers have been convicted of various crimes, but the Girl Scouts of Troop 1500 want to be doctors, social workers and marine biologists. Troop 1500 is their story-and that of their mothers-trying to hold together their families from behind the walls.
Up The Ridge, Szuberla, N. and Kirby, A, documentary following the building of a supermax prison in VA and the impact on the community, the people incarcerated there and their families, Appalshop, 2006
When the Bough Breaks, Jill Evans-Petzall, a documentary about three Missouri families whose children are bounced between social workers, foster parents, grandparents and visits with their moms in prison.
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