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Not Sure How to Teach Your Kids About Sickle Cell? Give This New Book a Try.

July 28, 2016 by Andrea
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Children learn a lot about the world they live in through stories. Think back to your own favorite childhood bedtime reads and the lessons they taught: "Goodnight Moon" gave kids a fun way to learn a bedtime routine and how to identify different objects and colors found around their own rooms and various fairy tales taught of love, as well as how to spot and avoid dangers that may be found outside the house, among other things. Now, kids can also learn about sickle cell disease in a way that they can understand and enjoy with a soon-to-be-released book series called, "My Friend Jen."

Penned "with the objective of creating better understanding and awareness of the blood disorder sickle cell anaemia," this series is the perfect addition to any children's library -- whether they, themselves, are sickle cell warriors; whether they have a friend or family member who is; or, whether you would just like to get their awareness started early.

Written by Jenica Leah, a UK-based author and sickle cell warrior, the first book in the series -- "A Little Different" is set to drop on August 15 on Amazon.com. The story is told from the point of view of one of Jen's friends and gives readers simple tips on how people living with SCD can keep themselves healthy.

Learn more about Jenica's own journey here, and be sure to follow "My Friend Jen" on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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