When Sammy Jane’s father dies, she worries she and her mother may never feel happy again. Even worse, when she does feel happy, she worries that it’s not okay to feel that way. In Julie Kaplow’s Samantha Jane’s Missing Smile, Sammy and her mother navigate the weeks and months after her father’s death. At first, Samantha Jane is scared to share feelings with her mom for fear of upsetting her even more, but over time she realizes that sharing actually helps her feel better, and she knows that Dad would want to see her smile!
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