|Diabetes doesn't stop Maddie!|
Author: Marsh, Sarah Glenn
Maddie is nervous about returning to school after receiving her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, but with her family and friends supporting her, she discovers that life is still sweet. Includes author's note and list of resources.
|Illustrator:||Di Gravio, Maria Luisa|
Kirkus Reviews (02/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 04/01/2020 Finding out you have diabetes can be hard. In this picture book, Maddie has recently found out that she has type 1 diabetes, and she’s anxious about going back to school and performing her new diabetes-care routine. How is she going to explain about low blood sugar, insulin pumps, glucose meters, and testing strips? All she wants is to be treated like everyone else, but she’s sure there will be stares and questions. Though her school day is initially stressful, by the end—and with support from a few good friends—Maddie is able to overcome her fears and educate her classmates on type 1 diabetes. Ultimately, she learns that even with diabetes, she is “just like everyone else.” Cheery colors fill the pages of this story, providing some lift for its tough topic. Marsh infuses the narrative with her own experience and emotional understanding as a diabetic, making Maddie’s character all the more relatable. A good purchase for any library. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.