Keeping a Secret: A Story about Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Health Press, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Why can't Jennifer play soccer or jump rope? Any child with a chronic disease will relate to this young girl coming to terms with her diagnosis and treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and the manner in which she shares this news with her friends.

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KEEPING A SECRET

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MY 5 YR OLD DAUGHTER HAS JUVENILE ARTHRITIS AND THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK FOR HER AND WE ALSO SHARED IT WITH HER KINDERGARTEN CLASS SO THEY CAN LEARN ABOUT JA TOO. WE REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK AND IT WAS VERY HELPFUL Read full review

About the author (2001)

Elizabeth Murphy-Melas, holds a Master's Degree in English Literature. She is the author of a number of special needs books for young children. Her books include Pennies, Nickels and Dimes: A Story for Children about Liver Transplant, Keeping a Secret: A Story About Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, The Girl With No Hair: A Story About Alopecia Areata, and My Blood Brother: A Story about Childhood Leukemia. Just Like Grandpa is her fifth book with Health Press NA Inc. Ms. Murphy-Melas wrote the book to help children understand and cope with a color vision deficiency. She presently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hartmann has enjoyed drawing pictures ever since she was a little girl. After graduating from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, she began her career as an illustrator and designer.

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