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Exeter-West Greenwich Jr/Sr High School Library: Chronic Illness

Middle School Book Battle


Tell the wolves I'm home : a novel by Carol Rifka Brunt

Call Number: FIC BRU

ISBN: 0-679-64419-9

Her world upended by the death of a beloved artist uncle who was the only person that understood her, fourteen-year-old June is mailed a teapot by her uncle's grieving friend, with whom she forges a poignant relationship.


The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Call Number: FIC GRE

ISBN: 978-1-48981996-3

Having been diagnosed as a terminal cancer patient, Hazel is running out of time. When she meets Augustus Waters at the Cancer Kid Support Group, her life takes an unexpected turn.


Handle with care : a novel by Jodi Picoult

Call Number: FIC PIC

ISBN: 978-0-7432-9642-7

When Charlotte and Sean O'Keefe learn about their daughter's illness, they wonder if they should have known about it sooner and begin to question what constitutes the value of even the most fragile life.


Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon

Call Number: FIC YON

ISBN: 978-0-553-49664-2

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.



Teens face to face with chronic illness by Suzanne LeVert

Call Number:  155.9 LEV

ISBN: 0-671-74540-9

Discusses such chronic diseases as hemophilia, asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy and examines how they can affect such daily activities as school, sports, and relating to friends and family.


Chronic illnesses, syndromes, and rare disorders : the ultimate teen guide by Marlene Targ Brill

Call Number: 616 BRILL

ISBN: 978-1-44225161-8

A guide to chronic illnesses, syndromes, and rare disorders, covering celiac disease, hemophilia, multiple sclerosis, and more.


Young people and chronic illness : true stories, help, and hope by Kelly Huegel

Call Number: 618.92 HUE

ISBN: 1-57542-041-4

Presents true accounts of young people living with a chronic illness including how they have learned to cope and remain hopeful; also includes strategies for living with a chronic medical problem.