ERIC Number: ED312816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Hometown Hero: Featuring Scott Whittaker. The Kids on the Block Book Series.
Aiello, Barbara; Shulman, Jeffrey
One of a series of children's books written from the point of view of an elementary grade child with a disability or other problem, the stories emphasize the similarities in childhood experience while providing information specific to the disability. In this book a fifth-grader, Scott, reveals in this diary how he copes with his asthma and the outcome of his encounter with a homeless person in the library. After the story, a question and answer section provides answers (by Scott) of typical questions children often have about asthma. These include: "What is asthma?""What do you mean by an asthma episode?""What do you do when you have an episode?""Is it scary?""Is there a cure for asthma?""What is an inhaler?""If exercise triggers asthma, how can you play sports?""Is it true that you can make an episode happen?""Will you outgrow your asthma?""Isn't it terrible to have asthma?" (DB)
Descriptors: Asthma, Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction, Peer Acceptance, Self Concept, Special Health Problems
Twenty-First Century Books, 38 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related books, see EC 221 270-277.