When a young child finds out he has cancer, he learns a lot right away. He learns that cancer is something you fight, and that cancer isn’t anyone’s fault—especially not his. He discovers that many things change with cancer, but some of the most important things stay the same. He also learns that having cancer is easier when everyone around him wants to help him fight.
“Hits a comforting note in the final item the protagonist learns: ‘I am not fighting alone.’ Targeted and right on target” – Kirkus Reviews
“Written by Catherine Stier, who is a cancer survivor herself, and with some lovely illustrations by Angel Chang, When a Kid Like Me Fights Cancer provides a way in which the entire family can speak about cancer together…Stier writes in a way that engages all, and her style of language and simple sentences can help children understand a complex and heavy topic” – The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
“The author presents the topic of cancer diagnosis in a gentle way. Chang’s colorful, conceptual, stylized illustrations are heartfelt and complement the text…An indispensable tool for parents and caregivers grappling with pediatric cancer, and a solid addition to most collections.” – School Library Journal