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  • Children are Images of Grace by Diane M. Komp
    This complete collection of Dr. Diane Komp's three popular books, now in one volume, is about a physician's experiences of faith with seriously ill children and their families.

  • Conquering Kids' Cancer by Dr. Ken Lazarus
    The author gives a good commentary on how medicine is more than just administering RX to patients. He shares some heartwarming stories about his road in the pediatric oncology world and reveals why a doctor would choose this specialization.

  • Dear Bruno by Alice Trillin
    Originally written to a young boy with cancer, this series of letters and pictures, which speak openly, frankly, and honestly about delicate issues associated with cancer, relates to young and old victims of the disease.

  • Fighting Chance: Journeys Through Childhood Cancer by Harry Connolly
    Containing 200 images, this book follows courageous patients, strong families, and brilliant caregivers battling cancer in and out of the hospital. Photographed over the course of three years, it includes contributions from best-selling author Tom Clancy and Dr. Curt Civin, Director of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Pediatric Oncology Unit. Other insight comes from nurses, parents, siblings, and the children themselves. Not only is the book a learning tool, it attests to the fact that today more and more children survive their cancer.

  • Finding Strength - A Mother and Daughter's Story by Juanne N. Clarke
    A touching personal memoir and an insightful examination of our health-care system, Finding Strength explores one family's response to personal crisis.

  • Kathy's Hats : A Story of Hope by Trudy Krisher
    Ages 4-8. Kathy describes the hats she has worn since she was a baby--winter hat, sunbonnet, Easter finery--until the year she gets cancer and chemotherapy leaves her with a new need for hats that makes her dislike them for the first time. A realistic, straightforward and upbeat picture of a child coping with cancer and surviving it.

  • My Story About Cancer by Charles B. Wolford
    A 14-year-old boy shares his feelings in dealing with cancer. When Charles Wolford went to the doctor for some pain in his back he didn't conceive that the diagnosis would be cancer. Inspired by a friend in the hospital, he used a computer, given to him by the Make-a-Wish Foundation, to write down his thoughts and feelings while dealing with his disease. In the 15 months that he lived after diagnosis he filled his life with people, activities, and faith. After he passed away he left these words behind, and his mother expressed her interest in seeing his words in print. Since its publication there have been articles appearing all over the country as well as appearances on NBC Nightly News and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. As in life, Charles continues to touch the lives of people through these simple words of love, hope, faith

  • One Small Sparrow by Jeff Leeland
    The Remarkable, Real-Life Drama of One Community's Compassionate Response to a Little Boy's Life.

  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
    Based on a true story, a young girl faces the battle of her life when she is told that she has the atom bomb disease, leukemia, thus she turns to her native beliefs by making a thousand paper cranes so that the gods will grant her one wish to be well again.

  • Sadako by Eleanor Coerr
    Ages 6-10. Rewriting her 1977 book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977) for a younger audience and using pastel illustrations first created for the award-winning videotape of the same name , this picture book tells the moving story of a young girl dying of leukemia as a result of the bombing of Hiroshima 10 years earlier.


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