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An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793

by Jim Murphy

1793, Philadelphia. The nation's capital and the largest city in North America is devastated by an apparently incurable disease, cause unknown . . .

In a powerful, dramatic narrative, critically acclaimed author...


My Dad the Hero

by Shelly Sargent

Uncle Scott needs a hero. But, who will help him? After years of being a diabetic, Uncle Scott is diagnosed with kidney failure. He goes from being lots of fun to either having a dialysis treatment or taking...


The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing

by Suzanne Jurmain

Here is the true story of how four Americans and one Cuban tracked down a killer, one of the word's most vicious plagues: yellow fever.


What Every Child Needs to Know about Cancer

by R. Bradley Snyder & Marc Engelsgjerd

There is nothing good about cancer. It is frightening, disrupts lives, and affects nearly all members of our society. With honesty, integrity, and simplicity, What Every Child Needs To Know About Cancer explains...


A Magic Ride in Foozbah-Land

by Jean Betschart-Roemer

Join two curious children and their diabetes educator on a colorful and amazing journey through the human body-learning first-hand what causes diabetes and how to manage it. With brilliant four-color illustrations...


Living with Cancer: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Denise Thornton

This book follows cancer's devastating path through a teen's life from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, with special attention to how cancer can affect relations with friends and family, and its impact...


Epilepsy: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay & Sean McGarrahan

Teens can lead normal, active lives despite having Epilepsy, and this book shows them how other teens are doing so. Through their stories they offer advice on whether and how to tell friends, dates, teachers,...


My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks

by Marc Silver & Maya Silver

Real-life advice from real-life teens

Currently one million American teenagers live with a parent who is fighting cancer. It's a hard blow for those already navigating high school, preparing for college, and...


Loose Threads

by Lorie Ann Grover

Seventh grader Kay Garber’s happy home is made up of four generations of women: Great Gran Eula; Grandma Margie; Kay’s mother, Karine; and Kay. But on the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has...


Regine's Book: A Teen Girl's Last Words

by Regine Stokke & Henriette Larsen

Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like...


And Still They Bloom: A Family's Journey of Loss and Healing

by Amy Rovere & Joel Spector

Responding to the fact that coping with a parent’s death can be especially hard on young children, this beautifully written and illustrated book is a valuable resource for parents and counselors. Ten-year-old...


Physical Disabilities: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Denise Thornton

The issues rising from family, school, and relationships are the same for most teens, but teens who have visual, hearing, or physical impairments have additional obstacles to cope with and overcome as they enter...


Our Mom Has Cancer

by Abigail Ackermann & Adrienne Ackermann

A humorous, honest, and hopeful account of the year that Abigail and Adrienne's mother underwent treatment for breast cancer.


The Wild Book

by Ms. Margarita Engle

Newbery Honor-winner Margarita Engle tells her most personal story to date, a glowing portrait in verse of her Cuban grandmother as a young girl struggling with dyslexia.


Emily: My True Story of Chronic Illness and Missing Out On Life

by Emily Smucker

Emily's the sick one . . . all of the time.

Plagued with some sort of cold or fever or bizarre aches and pains for much of her life, Emily thought the dizziness and stomachaches at the start of her senior year...


Nana, What's Cancer?

by Beverlye Hyman Hyman Fead, Tessa Mae Mae Hamermesh & Shennen Bersani

Tessa is a 10-year-old girl who wants to understand the confusing world of cancer and then to be able to explain it to other children. She embarks on her quest by asking questions of her Nana, whose answers...


Yago's Heartbeat

by Conchita Miranda & Monica Carretero

This moving account based on a true story chronicles the friendship between a snail and a small child in a wheelchair and explores issues concerning physical disabilities. A small snail in a shell winds up hanging...


Our Mom Is Getting Better

by Alex Silver & Anna Rose Silver

Written for children whose parents are cancer survivors, this thoughtful and engaging book address important survivorship issues to help families move on after treatment ends. Containing a message of hope and...


Our Dad Is Getting Better

by Alex Silver, Anna Rose Silver & Anna Rose Silver

Written for children whose parents are cancer survivors, this thoughtful and engaging book address important survivorship issues to help families move on after treatment ends. Containing a message of hope and...


The Adventures of SuperCaptainBraveMan: A Day at the Park

by Jennifer Norman, Paul Norman & Victor Lodevico

Kyle is a boy like any other boy his age, only he has a rare condition that hinders his day-to-day physical abilities. It is when Kyle dreams that he transforms into his alter ego, SuperCaptainBraveMan!  

SuperCaptainBraveMan...