See You on the Other Side (Hardcover)
This lyrical picture book is a beautiful, heart-opening ode to loved ones we’ve lost and a reminder that their love will carry on with us forever. Filled with stunning illustrations and uplifting text, this is an inspiring story for children and adults to read together in times of need.
This is not goodbye, sweet child.
I’ll see you on the other side. . . .
Simple, rhyming text and evocative illustrations offer comfort to children who may be grieving, or coming to terms with the idea of loss or change. The universal message opens the door to our collective healing, and the everlasting connection of love.
Actress, dancer, and singer Rachel Montez Minor wrote this book to help children and their families process big life changes. With illustrations from Mariyah Rahman, Minor’s soothing and poetic words are a balm for the spirit.
About the Author
Rachel Montez Minor has enjoyed a twenty-year career as a dancer, singer, and actress on Broadway and in TV and film, and now focuses on her second act as a writer, artist, mystic, mother, yoga teacher, and meditation practitioner. Highlights of her career as a performer include The Producers on Broadway, the movie musicals Rent and The Producers, and TV shows such as Mistresses, Nip/Tuck, Brothers and Sisters, Without a Trace, The Mentalist, Key and Peele, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Rachel has performed at such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and Royal Albert Hall. She has been a devoted yoga and meditation practitioner for 24 years and a certified yoga teacher for 14 years. Rachel resides in California with her beloved husband, musical director/producer/composer Rickey Minor, and their daughter, Brodie Nakia. Her debut picture book, The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, was published in Fall 2021 by Crown BFYR. You can learn more at rachelmontezminor.com.
Mariyah Rahman is a background painter and children’s book illustrator, born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. She has a BFA in illustration from ArtCenter College of Design, specializing in entertainment arts. Clients include Titmouse Animation, Nix Hydra, Heinemann Publishing, and Simon & Schuster. Her inspirations include literature, fantasy, and folklore, and she spends most of her free time reading, baking, and rolling around with her cats and dogs. Mariyah's first debut picture book, Plátanos Are Love, will be published in Spring 2023 by Simon & Schuster.
★ "Narrated in first-person rhyming quatrains and told from the perspective of a lost loved one, this gentle title offers comfort to young readers coping with grief." —School Library Journal, starred review
"A comforting, useful book for children dealing with loss. Readers will find peace in the text’s gentle, loving reassurance." —Kirkus Reviews