Children’s Picture Book

Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love

Once upon a time… It’s how all heroes begin their story, and you’re a hero, too! Your mama has cancer, and it’s a scary journey, but you can help your mama just by being you—special, wonderful, YOU. Your mama loves you just the way you are. You are your mama’s knight.

Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer. The book is filled with tools and activities designed to make coping with illness easier on both parent and child, and can be personalized for each child.

Available in Hardcover and e-book.


“A cancer diagnosis affects the entire family, and discussing it with young children can be difficult in so many ways. Mama’s Knight is a delightful, interactive story that will help parents approach this difficult journey in a way that protects their child’s emotional health and strengthens their bond along the way.” 
— David Quale, MD, pediatrician

“As a counselor, I so appreciate the communication tools Mama’s Knight provides families. To be able to communicate with one another about the complicated emotions that go along with cancer will be a blessing to so many. I also loved the superhero helper cards, as they will build an amazing and needed spirit of support within the family.” 
— Michelle Craveiro, MA, LMFT, family therapist

“I have never seen anything like this in my many years of caring for women. … This book provides an amazing, and much-needed, tool for families with young children who are facing the challenges of cancer and treatment together. I cannot wait to share this with my patients.” 
— Amy McNally, MD, gynecologic oncology

Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love, Mama hiding behind shield with cancer monster attacking. By Aurora Whittet Best

Activities to Bring Families Together

Search for activity ideas based on your child’s age or based on your energy level. Cancer treatments are brutal, but with a little love and laughter it can brighten your day.

Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review named the book a “Reviewer’s Choice” saying, “Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is an emotional toolbox that can help kids and parents communicate about what it means for Mama to have cancer… Mama’s Knight is very highly recommended for family, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections.”