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“This book is a crucial tool for parents, educators, and anyone who cares about the well-being of children who, through no fault of their own, are forced to bear the consequences of our country’s obsession with incarceration. For children who desperately miss their parents, feel confused, or are teased at school, this book can go a long way in letting them know that they are not alone and in normalizing their experiences.” —Eve L. Ewing

A little girl who misses her father because he's away in prison shares how his absence affects different parts of her life. Her greatest excitement is the days when she gets to visit her beloved father. With gorgeous illustrations throughout, this book illuminates the heartaches of dealing with missing a parent.

Missing Daddy was selected as one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books 2019

Mariame Kaba is an educator and organizer based in New York City. She has been active in anti-criminalization and anti-violence movements for the past thirty years. 

bria royal is a multidisciplinary artist from Chicago. 


  • Item Weight: 12 ounces
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1642590363
  • ISBN-13: 9781642590364
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.3 x 9.1 inches
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books (September 17, 2019)
  • Reading level: 3 - 7 years
  • Language: English


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