For additional information, visit the following sources:
Center for Disease Control
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Sickle Cell Information Center
Ohio Health Department
Sickle Cell Kids
Living Well With Sickle Cell Coloring Book
"I'm No Different Than You" by J. Mahaffey and K. High - Kayla, a girl who has a positive outlook on life despite the challenges of managing a chronic medical condition is attending a new school. Kayla is worried about how others will react to learning that she has sickle cell disease. Her friendships quickly change due to the lack of understanding, and fears of the other children.