A striking picture book about death, from the perspective of a young person of color. Though I object to using "stupid" as an ableist perjorative, I appreciate the honest, humorous take the author has on approaching loss and grief -- including the mixed media illustrations and handwritten text. This book can comfort people of all ages, and includes easy activities for anyone to engage their grief creatively. In a society that expects us to hustle through our grief as quickly as possible (preferably within the span of "bereavement leave" or "excused absences"), Death is Stupid validates the impacts of loss, and responds to the aspects of mourning that sometimes feel too vulnerable to share.

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