Tag Archives: Health

Pictured in the Stacks…

Jessica    October 28, 2016    Comments Off on Pictured in the Stacks…

With all the election hoopla, it’s easy to forget that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Check out this book called A Breast Cancer Alphabet by Madhulika Sikka – a unique guide to navigating diagnosis and treatment.

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Love in the Time of AIDS

Amy B.    October 11, 2016    Comments Off on Love in the Time of AIDS

Sarah’s Song tells the story of Janice Burns and her husband Bill, typical 1980’s yuppies, except for one difference: Bill had contracted HIV during a prior same-sex relationship, and he unknowingly passed the virus along to his wife. In both …

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Jessica    August 22, 2016    Comments Off on Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Have you heard of a Bubble Boy? Someone whose immune system is so compromised that they cannot access the outside world? They are confined to stay in sanitary conditions (usually their home) for their own safety. Well 17 year-old Maddy …

Entwined by Joyce Wallace Scott

Amy B.    July 12, 2016    Comments Off on Entwined by Joyce Wallace Scott

Entwined tells the stories of twin sisters Judith and Joyce Scott (b. 1943). Judith was born with Down Syndrome. As a young child, she developed profound deafness as well. The twins’ parents, who felt ashamed of Judith’s disabilities and overwhelmed …