Maddie was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She’s nervous about managing her disease and telling others. But as she goes back to school, plays soccer, and spends time with her friends, she becomes more comfortable and confident talking about her health. A sensitive story that’s a great introduction to understanding diabetes for anyone who has the disease or knows someone who does.
Sarah Glenn Marsh is the author of the young adult Reign of the Fallen series, as well as the novel Fear the Drowning Deep. She also writes children’s picture books including A Campfire Tail, Selfie Sebastian, The Bug Girl, and Ninita’s Big World: The True Story of a Deaf Pygmy Marmoset. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, a whole lot of books, and her own little zoo of four rescued sighthounds, two cockatiels, and many fish.
Hi! My name is Maria Luisa, I was born in Rome in 1991, where I still live and work as a freelance illustrator. I work from my studio where I spend most of my time but when I’m not working I can be found
dream version: outside in the woods, around European cities.
honest version: on the sofa watching Netflix or reading a book, in bookstores spending the money I earned, by illustrating children’s books, buying other children’s books.
I like to drink tea and to draw furry and pointed nose animals :)
What do you hope readers will take away from this book?
I hope readers with Type 1 diabetes will understand that Type 1 doesn’t define them, but is a part of them, and that they are never alone.