A beautiful portrayal of how our relationship with loved ones continues beyond death.
Aeron is my brother. Like some brothers, he makes me laugh, he wakes me up, and we play together. Even when I feel sad and lonely, my brother reminds me that he is always near.
This beautifully illustrated children’s book shares professional and personal ways to start tender conversations with little ones walking through loss and grief. Our family has chosen to take subtle moments in nature as a reminder that our relationship with loved ones continues beyond death. If you or your child has experienced the loss of a loved one, we hope that our story may help you honor that very special relationship and the precious memories that remain.
“An absolutely beautiful, poignant book about grief, Jennifer Su explores the death of a child family member with an honesty that is tender and thoughtful. Few children’s books have moved my heart the way Aeron in the Sky did.”
– Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, Professor, Arizona State University, Founder of the MISS Foundation
“When the impossible happens and we are at a loss for words, this book offers comfort and a framework by which to understand that we carry those we love with us, always. This book can be a support to children whose sibling has died and provides invaluable and experienced guidance to parents.”
– Gitanjli Arora, MD, Pediatric Palliative Medicine Physician
“Aeron In the Sky is a beautifully illustrated and well-written, thought-out book that will help children talk about death, especially the death of a sibling. Aeron in the sky is unique in that it allows siblings to envision a relationship with a loved one, even after death. It utilizes a relatable approach to allow children to understand death in a beautiful way. As a pediatric psychologist, I would highly recommend this book to help initiate a difficult conversation in a comprehensible way. It ends with the authors utilizing simple and concrete language to provide parents with tips and strategies to explain death to their children.”
– Priyanka Doshi, PsyD, Child Psychologist, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
"Aeron in the Sky transforms the unthinkable- the loss of a child- into a beautiful, colorful, magical guide for both young children and parents on how to talk about death and tragedy. This beautifully written and illustrated book will help any child or parent who has lost a loved one, whether a child or adult, to grieve, to communicate, and most importantly to heal. Thank you Aeron."
- Moira Szilagyi MD PhD and Peter Szilagyi MD MPH, Pediatricians, national leaders in child health, parents, and grandparents