Supplementary activities

“Demetri Makes a Memory Quilt” offers rich vocabulary and encourages creativity. Families and educators can read this story with children to begin important conversations about the feelings that arise in a loved one’s absence. The following materials can build upon the book and help extend children’s learning:

Additional information

With more than 5 million children across the United States having experienced a parent’s incarceration, representation in children’s literature matters. In particular, one in nine Black children and one in 28 Latino children have experienced a parent’s incarceration, leaving communities of color more heavily impacted. Children with incarcerated parents and their peers can benefit from additional resources, offering opportunities for healing and connection.