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A new book series helps educate and empower kids, parents and caregivers about anaphylaxis.

October 2017 Share with   facebook   twitter

Allergy Books For Kids is a new educational book series that strives to boost allergy and anaphylaxis awareness among kids, parents, grandparents, teachers and caregivers.

Created by Canadian writer Michelle Nel and American illustrator Jennifer Terry, the books are inspired and informed by their personal experiences.

Michelle’s 10-year-old son, Nolan, has eczema, asthma, multiple anaphylactic food allergies, multiple environmental allergies, as well as autism. Nolan has been a MedicAlert subscriber since he was six months old. Jennifer’s daughter, Lauren, who is in high school and active in musical theatre, has anaphylactic food allergies.

When asked what she finds most gratifying about writing the books, Michelle says, “It’s amazing to hear that the books have gotten readers to laugh and learn potentially life-saving lessons. But the greatest reward has been watching my son as he reads ‘his’ books, for this journey -- an entrepreneurship penned by passion -- is one we take together.”

This excerpt, from Michelle and Jennifer’s “To Be A Nut or Not!”, illustrates the different kinds of tree nuts and why they’re different from peanuts.

For more information on the series, visit www.allergybooksforkids.ca


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