Children's faces line the wall of Soulumination in Seattle. The non-profit is a collection of photographers who volunteer their time to document families with children who are stillborn or terminally ill. Jeff Emtman for NPR hide caption

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Photos Of A Short Life Comfort Only Some Grieving Parents

Grief is idiosyncratic. Some parents are turning to professional photographers to immortalize their terminally ill child, but what soothes one parent may disturb the other.

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Author Interviews

A Boy And His Jaguar Speak To Children Who Feel Misunderstood

Alan Rabinowitz grew up with a terrible stutter, but he felt comforted by the big cats at the zoo. Now an accomplished jaguar expert, Rabinowitz tells his touching boyhood story in a book for kids.

Ifetayo Harvey's father went to prison when she was 4 years old and released when she was 12. Now 22, she says the experience helped her empathize with others and understand people from a different perspective. Courtesy of Ifetayo Harvey hide caption

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When A Parent Goes To Prison, A Child Also Pays A Price

More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.

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