The Big Bad Wolf in My House
This book is breathtaking and heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful. The tale of The Three Little Pigs is used as a familiar anchor as a tale of domestic violence is told. A little girl describes the actions of the Big Bad Wolf—he’s sweet at first, but then he yells and curses, breaks things without cleaning them up or apologising, and even leaves bruises on the girl’s arm. The girl and her mom don’t feel safe in their home, and they’re able to seek refuge at a domestic violence shelter with other parents and children. This vital story is told with such grace—don’t be afraid to share it with children. After all, domestic violence happens in real life, too. Recommended by Mary
A young girl describes what it's like when her mom's new friend comes to stay -- a moving story about domestic violence that ends on a hopeful note.