A Stone Is a Strange Thing: A Story About Ebola
“A Stone Is a Strange Thing” is a colourful well illustrated storybook that tells the story of a girl whose mother falls ill with the Ebola virus. She is suddenly in charge of her younger sister and has to cope with stigma, discrimination and eventually grief at the loss of her mother. The story tells how other children in the community can help to support children directly or indirectly effected by disease and loss. This book was written by one of the Children for Health Trustees, Anise Waljee. It was field tested and then used by colleagues dealing with the aftermath of Ebola in Sierra Leone. It raises issues that many children face and can be used as a starting point for important discussions with groups of children at any age.