World Cancer Day
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On Friday, February 4th, we observe World Cancer Day, where we raise awareness for treating this disease. Let’s pick up a book and learn about early detection, prevention, treatment, and companionship so we can figure out a way to help those affected, whether they be family, friends, or neighbors.
A Bubble by Geneviève Castrée (Drawn & Quarterly) — Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Mental/Physical Health, Health, Teen.
Breakthrough: How One Teen Innovator Is Changing the World by Jake Andraka with Matthew Lysiak (HarperCollins Children’s Books) — Nonfiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, Science, Health, Teen.
Devil and the Bluebird by Jennifer Mason-Black (Abrams Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Music / Art, Teen.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Penguin Random House / Dutton Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, Mental/Physical Health, Teen.
Hope Is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei (Soho Teen) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Background / Culture, Diversity, Teen.
In Waves by AJ Dungo (Nobrow / Flying Eye Books) — Nonfiction, Graphic Novel, Biography / Memoir, Diversity, Teen.
Jamie’s Journey: Cancer from the Voice of a Sibling by Sharon Wozny, illus. Melissa Bailey (Story Monsters) — Fiction, Picture Book, How-To / Activity, Mental/Physical Health, ages 7-12.
Kevin Love by Marty Gitlin (Bearport Publishing Co.) — Nonfiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, Action / Adventure, ages 7-12.
The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone (Little, Brown and Company Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, Action / Adventure, Mental/Physical Health, Teen.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) by Jesse Andrews (Abrams Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Humor, Teen.
Positively Beautiful by Wendy Mills (Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Walker Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, Mental/Physical Health, Teen.
Somebody Up There Hates You by Hollis Seamon (Algonquin Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Romance, Contemporary, Teen.
Starworld by Paula Garner and Audrey Coulthurst (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, LGBTQIA+, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Teen.
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil (Peachtree Publishing Company) — Fiction, Prose, Romance, Contemporary, Math, Teen.
Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts (HMH Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Prose, Mental/Physical Health, Contemporary, Science, Teen.
Have a great World Cancer Day!
List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other diverse book lists on our blog and from our Inclusivity Resources list.