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Book cover of 1 IN A MILLION
1 IN A MILLION
By: claire lordon | Published: October 2023

Debut graphic novelist Claire Lordon's medical misfortunes may be one in a million in this relatable memoir, but so is her determination, grit, and...

Debut graphic novelist Claire Lordon's medical misfortunes may be one in a million in this relatable memoir, but so is her determination, grit, and passion to beat the odds and reclaim her life. Something is wrong with Claire, but she doesn't know what. Nobody does, not even her doctors. All she wants is to return to her happy and athletic teenage self. But her accumulating symptoms--chronic fatigue, pounding headaches, weight gain--hint that there's something not right inside Claire's body. Claire's high school experience becomes filled with MRIs, visits to the Mayo Clinic, and multiple surgeries to remove a brain tumor. But even in her most difficult moments battling chronic illness, Claire manages to find solace in her family, her closest friends, and her art. A deeply personal and visually arresting memoir that draws on the author's high school diaries and drawings, One in a Million is also a sophisticated portrayal of pain, depression, and fear that any teen or adult can relate to. With a sensitive preface and an author's note connecting past to present, this true story of resilience strikes a moving balance between raw honesty in the face of medical and mental trauma and the everyday musings of a teenager.

Theme: Illness, Mental Health & Wellness, Memoir

  • ISBN
    9781536213676
  • Binding
    Paperback Canadian
  • Category
    Graphic Novel Teen
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ANIANA DEL MAR JUMPS IN
By: jasminne mendez | Published: March 2023

A powerful and expertly told novel in verse by an award-winning poet, about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile...

A powerful and expertly told novel in verse by an award-winning poet, about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis. Aniana del Mar belongs in the water like a dolphin belongs to the sea. But she and Papi keep her swim practices and meets hidden from Mami, who has never recovered from losing someone she loves to the water years ago. That is, until the day Ani’s stiffness and swollen joints mean she can no longer get out of bed, and Ani is forced to reveal just how important swimming is to her. Mami forbids her from returning to the water but Ani and her doctor believe that swimming along with medication will help Ani manage her disease. What follows is the journey of a girl who must grieve who she once was in order to rise like the tide and become the young woman she is meant to be. Aniana Del Mar Jumps In is a poignant story about chronic illness and disability, the secrets between mothers and daughters, the harm we do to the ones we love the most—and all the triumphs, big and small, that keep us afloat.

Theme: Illness, Sports - Swimming , Written in Verse

  • ISBN
    9780593531815
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$25.99
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ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER
By: emily pan | Published: March 2019

"Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and...

"Emily X.R. Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. This is a very special book."--John Green, bestselling author ofThe Fault in Our StarsandTurtles All the Way Down A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng. An APALA Honor BookA Walter Award Honor Book Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life. Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair,The Astonishing Color of Afteris a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.

Theme: Mental Health & Wellness, Illness, Suicide and/or Self-Harm

  • ISBN
    9780316464017
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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$15.99
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AWAY WE GO
By: emil ostrovski | Published: February 2016

“Funny, heart-wrenching, and wickedly smart, Away We Go is everything I love best about Emil Ostrovski's writing. This is a great...

“Funny, heart-wrenching, and wickedly smart, Away We Go is everything I love best about Emil Ostrovski's writing. This is a great novel!”—Andrew Smith, Printz Honor–winning author of Grasshopper Jungle With an innovative format that includes interstitial documents, such as flyers, postcards, and handwritten notes, Away We Go is an often funny, honest look at the struggles of first love and tragic heartbreak that will resonate with fans of the critically acclaimed Grasshopper Jungle, by Andrew Smith, and Noggin, by John Corey Whaley. Westing is not your typical school. For starters, you have to have one very important quality in order to be admitted—you have to be dying. Every student at Westing has been diagnosed with PPV, or the Peter Pan Virus, and no one is expected to live to graduation. What do you do when you go to a high school where no one has a future or any clue how to find meaning in their remaining days? From the author of the acclaimed The Paradox of Vertical Flight, an Indie Next Pick.

Theme: Illness, Suicide and/or Self-Harm

  • ISBN
    9780062238559
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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BACKCOUNTRY
By: jenny goebel | Published: December 2023

A girl and her diabetic alert dog face impossible odds when they're stranded in the unforgiving wilderness.

Theme: Special Needs, Illness, Survival

  • ISBN
    9781338857887
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$11.99
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BEFORE THE EVER AFTER
By: jacqueline woodson | Published: September 2022

For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids...

For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football star, he's as beloved to the neighborhood kids he plays with as he is to his millions of adoring sports fans. But lately life at ZJ's house is anything but charming. His dad is having trouble remembering things and seems to be angry all the time. ZJ's mom explains it's because of all the head injuries his dad sustained during his career. ZJ can understand that--but it doesn't make the sting any less real when his own father forgets his name. As ZJ contemplates his new reality, he has to figure out how to hold on tight to family traditions and recollections of the glory days, all the while wondering what their past amounts to if his father can't remember it. And most importantly, can those happy feelings ever be reclaimed when they are all so busy aching for the past?

Theme: BIPOC , Family Relationships, Written in Verse, Illness

  • ISBN
    9780399545443
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Intermediate Fiction
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BLUISH
By: virginia hamilton | Published: July 2023

Natalie is different from the other girls in Dreenie's fifth-grade class. She comes to school in a wheelchair, always wearing a knitted hat. The kids...

Natalie is different from the other girls in Dreenie's fifth-grade class. She comes to school in a wheelchair, always wearing a knitted hat. The kids call her Bluish because her skin is tinted blue from chemotherapy. Dreenie is fascinated by Bluish -- and a little scared of her, too. She watches Bluish and writes her observations in her journal. Slowly, the two girls become good friends. But Dreenie still struggles with Bluish's illness. Bluish is weak and frail, but she also wants to be independent and respected. How do you act around a girl like that?

Theme: Illness

  • ISBN
    9781338891775
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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BOB NOT BOB
By: liz scanlon | Published: February 2017

Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold. His nose is clogged, his ears are crackling, and his brain feels full. All he wants is his mom to take...

Little Louie is stuck in bed with a bad cold. His nose is clogged, his ears are crackling, and his brain feels full. All he wants is his mom to take care of him, but whenever he calls out for her, his stuffed-up nose summons slobbery dog Bob instead! As Louie tries and tries to make himself understood in this funny picturebook, kids will love calling out with him, "Bob, not Bob!"

Theme: Humour, Illness

  • ISBN
    9781484723029
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$18.99
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Book cover of BRACED
BRACED
By: alyson gerber | Published: July 2018

The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis. Rachel Brooks is excited for the new...

The first contemporary novel about a disease that bends the lives of ten percent of all teenagers: scoliosis. Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet. Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her-even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself. Written by a debut author who wore a brace of her own, Braced is the inspiring, heartfelt story of a girl learning to manage the many curves life throws her way.

Theme: Special Needs, Illness

  • ISBN
    9780545907613
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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BRIEF MOMENT OF ICHIKA 01
By: natsu tadano | Published: April 2024

Natsu Tadano brings a sweet yet clear-eyed and always humane touch to a story of love doomed by illness. Her vivid art brings this quiet love story...

Natsu Tadano brings a sweet yet clear-eyed and always humane touch to a story of love doomed by illness. Her vivid art brings this quiet love story alive, and undergirds the surprisingly deep philosophical themes of the text. Ichika and Prof. Yurugi (her philosophy teacher and an expert on Heidegger) must decide if the pain of losing someone is worth the moments of happiness and comfort they can afford each other. At the age of 16, Ichika Sendawara learned that she only had two years left to live. Now a 2nd year college student, she lives a busy, upbeat life, despite never knowing when the end will come. Everything changes when Ichika meets Professor Yurugi - for the first time she feels she has something to live for. But then Yurugi quietly leaves the university, and Ichika is left wondering why, and what could have been... A gentle love story that grapples with the deepest existential questions we face in life. As the Shuji Terayama poem quoted in the text says, "If life is nothing but goodbyes, who needs life?"

Theme: Shojo Manga, Slice-of-Life, Illness, Romance

  • ISBN
    9781647291525
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Manga Teen
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$18.95
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BRIEF MOMENT OF ICHIKA 03
By: natsu tadano | Published: October 2024

Natsu Tadano brings a sweet yet clear-eyed and always humane touch to a story of love doomed by illness. His vivid art brings this quiet love story...

Natsu Tadano brings a sweet yet clear-eyed and always humane touch to a story of love doomed by illness. His vivid art brings this quiet love story alive, and undergirds the surprisingly deep philosophical themes of the text. Ichika and Prof. Yurugi (her philosophy teacher) must decide if the pain of losing someone is worth the moments of happiness and comfort they can afford each other. Final volume! I’m so glad I got to meet you— Professor Yurugi accepted Ichika for who she was, even after he found out about her illness. But his own illness has reached its final stages, and every moment together is precious. They bust out of the hospital to spend the summer night together, just the two of them...a dream date that feels like it might go on forever, but will be over all too soon. —In the end all we can hope for is a brief moment of love.

Theme: Shojo Manga, Slice-of-Life, Illness, Romance

  • ISBN
    9781647291716
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Manga Teen
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BRILLIANT LIGHT OF AMBER SUNRISE
By: matthew crow | Published: March 2015

Life threatening cancer brings two teens together in this “story about moving through the trajectory of illness and loss and then beyond...

Life threatening cancer brings two teens together in this “story about moving through the trajectory of illness and loss and then beyond it” (Bulletin, starred review) in the bestselling tradition of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. Francis is determined to forge his own way in school and life despite his loony, awkward, broken family...and noticeable lack of friends. Then he is diagnosed with leukemia. It wasn’t part of his strategy, but there are moments when he can see the upside. After all, people are nice to you when you’re sick. While in the hospital, Francis meets Amber. She’s outspoken and sarcastic, and Francis falls for her almost immediately. Together, they take on the other cancer ward patients, overbearing mothers, and treatments with a positive attitude and lively wit. But Francis’s recovery is taking a different path from Amber’s. He’s actually getting better. And although he knew who he was before cancer, before Amber, now he has no idea how to live—or how to let go…

Theme: Illness

  • ISBN
    9781481418737
  • Binding
    Hardcover
  • Category
    Young Adult Fiction
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CALEB & KIT
By: beth vrabel | Published: July 2019

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up...

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up and growing apart. Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer, and more protected than most kids his age. That's because he has cystic fibrosis, a diagnosis meaning lungs that fill with mucus and a shortened lifespan. Caleb tries not to let his disorder define him, but it can be hard with an overprotective mom and a perfect big brother. Then Caleb meets Kit--a vibrant, independent, and free girl--and his world changes instantly. Kit reads Caleb's palm and tells him they are destined to become friends. She calls birds down from the sky and turns every day into an adventure. Her magic is contagious, making Caleb question the rules and order in his life. But being Kit's friend means embracing deception and danger, and soon Caleb will have to decide if his friendship with Kit is really what's best for him--or her. This new paperback edition includes a Q&A with the author as well as a sneak peek at Beth Vrabel's next middle grade novel, The Humiliations of Pipi McGee.

Theme: Illness

  • ISBN
    9780762494057
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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CANCER IS A C WORD
By: pal sunita | Published: October 2020

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have...

Teaching tough and scary topics to children, especially to the very young, is not easy. Dealing with Cancer is a sad reality that many families have to face and explaining it to little children can be very difficult--and hard to do without creating a Monster of Fear. Cancer is a C Word will help families and schools to introduce the concept of Cancer to little ones, specifically to early primary-aged children, in a very simple way that is easy for them to understand. At the same time, the book also focuses on the positive aspects by demonstrating that there are other C words linked to Cancer that have an uplifting effect, such as Caring, Community, Cuddling, and Companionship. With beautifully illustrated full-colour pages that will appeal to children, Cancer is a C Word is an informative picture book for children that answers some tough questions, while conveying an overall comforting and positive message.

Theme: Illness, LGBTQ2S+

  • ISBN
    9781999241605
  • Binding
    Hardcover Canadian
  • Category
    Picture Book
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$19.95
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Book cover of CUPCAKE CLUB 08 SWEET VICTORY
CUPCAKE CLUB 08 SWEET VICTORY
By: sheryl berk | Published: October 2015

MVP Sadie knows what it takes to win-both on the court and in the kitchen. But when Coach Walsh has to take a leave of absence from school, Sadie's...

MVP Sadie knows what it takes to win-both on the court and in the kitchen. But when Coach Walsh has to take a leave of absence from school, Sadie's suddenly at a loss. What will she do without coach's spot-on advice and uplifting encouragement? Luckily, Sadie's got Peace, Love, and Cupcakes on her side. Her friends know that the power of friendship-and cupcakes-might be just what Sadie needs! Together, they rally to whip up the largest batch of their lives, all to help support Coach Walsh. When the going gets tough, a little PLC goes a long way. But this record-breaking order might just be too much for the PLC. . . Can the girls pull it together in time to score a win for Sadie-and Coach Walsh?

Theme: Illness

  • ISBN
    9781492620822
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Category
    Junior Fiction
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$14.99
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