by Patrice Karst

The Invisible StringBook Review

Liza and Jeremy are twins who are awakened during a thunderstorm and go to their mother for comfort. While putting them back to bed she reassures her children that they are safe, loved and always connected. She explains when she was a child her mother told her about the invisible string that connects people who love each other, no matter what. She proclaims this string is made of LOVE. And the string is connected no matter–the distance, feelings, and/or death. Nothing can detach you from loved ones. She illustrates global connectedness by stating their friends are also connected by the string, no matter their culture or ethnicity.

Why read?

The Invisible String is intended to reduce loneliness, separation anxiety, or feeling of loss and grief through storytelling and cartoon illustration. As a parent and/or educator we may have challenges discussing these big emotions with young children. Utilizing this book will make the conversation (ALOT) easier. Patrice Karst, does an excellent job fostering a fun and lighthearted way to explore questions about love and the indestructible bond and interconnection between child(ren) and their loved one. Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’’s cartoon illustrations, provides visualization to help with the comprehension and embracement of love and connectedness for young children.

Who should read it?





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  • Dominique Graves

    Dominique Graves is Californian by heart and Austinite by choice. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys singing and dancing in the car. She has a Bachelors in Behavioral Science, from Concordia University Texas and a Master’s in Social Work, from Our Lady of the Lake University. She has utilized her degrees by providing empowerment, advocacy, counseling, and resources to make a difference in the lives of children and families in various social service programs. Dominique is passionate about positive youth development and eliminating racism. Her goal is to make a difference, therefore, everyone can live the life their heart desires. She focuses her career and volunteer time on youth support and empowerment, and reducing intergenerational incarceration while standing up against social injustices. Dominique began her career at Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center in November 2018, as a Prevention Educator. She provides educational support, resources, advocacy, and awareness on teen dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual assault to help eliminate and reduce factors that cause victimization of domestic and sexual violence within communities.