• Yona Diamond Dansky

    Yona Diamond Dansky: Educator, Writer and Illustrator

    Yona Diamond Dansky is a Philadelphia based writer, artist, lifelong educator, mother and grandmother with many stories to share. Moshu Worries , Yona’s first children’s book, draws upon her three-year-old grandson’s journey when Yona’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. I approached Yona for an interview because this is the book I wish my child had when I was diagnosed with a blood cancer.  Most adults struggle to get their heads around a cancer diagnosis, so you can imagine how hard it is for children.  How do you explain that a parent’s sudden hair loss, lack of energy and absence from the house for long periods of time? “When Mom gets a serious illness,…