Living with albinism

by Landau, Elaine.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction CHILDREN J 616.55 LA
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  CHILDREN J 616.55 LA
This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts.Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a "For Further Reading" list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4^-6. These First Books introduce middle-grade readers to individuals having a condition or circumstance that sets them apart from others. Living with Albinism focuses on Ariel, an 11-year-old whose coloring is very different from that of her family and friends. Her extremely pale skin, light blue eyes, and white hair are the result of an inherited condition that also often includes problems with eyesight. Multiple Births begins with the story of the Dionne quintuplets, born in the 1930s in Canada. Although multiple births are more common today, the related issues and concerns have grown more complicated. Both volumes are easy to read and forthright, with Landau balancing scientific explanation with examples and personal stories. Landau also explores the prejudices that persons with these conditions have experienced and gives readers the correct terms to describe and discuss the conditions. Numerous color photos enhance the text, providing readers with an opportunity to examine characteristics in an appropriate manner. A welcome resource for middle readers and the adults who work with them. Glossary and Web sites of interest. --Karen Hutt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series First book.
Subjects Albinos and albinism -- Juvenile literature.
Albinos and albinism.
Publisher New York :Franklin Watts,1998
Language English
Description 63 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 57-58) and index.
ISBN 0531202968
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