(From the publisher):
Into the pattern of Ellen's days, filled with dance practice and vacation plans, comes an unwelcome surprise: her mother has breast cancer. Suddenly her family's life hinges on endless rounds of hospital visits and support groups, cancer nurses and chemotherapy. Ellen learns to cope with her mother's illness as she helps uncover an ancient secret that holds special meaning for her. As they work and learn together, her friends and teachers guide her through her own healing process shaped by life-giving water and life-affirming dance.
Original title: Dancing through the Shadows
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Family & Relationships
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Illness, Death, And Dying