Help with the Difficult Discussion About Cancer. "Long Live the Queen" offers help for both children and adults. The charming children’s story is a read-to or middle grade read-alone resource for adults to share when they need to have that difficult, first discussion about facing cancer. It provides optimism and research-based, proven coping strategies. Cancer can affect a person’s appearance, daily functioning, outlook on life, and ways of interacting and communicating with loved ones. "Long Live the Queen" empowers children to handle the effects of cancer on a loved one’s life by demonstrating positive ways to deal with loss and the changes caused by cancer and its treatment. The adult section offers well-tested guidance and quick resources for parents and other adults who are going through cancer treatment and have young ones to tell about their illness. Families, as well as teachers and mental health professionals, can use this book to inspire positive, open communication with children who have a loved one with cancer.