An Itch for Agnes
Agnes and Her Unstoppable Itch Adventure
BOOK: 30 page full colour picture book ideal 3 - 6 years.- by Elisabeth Anne George (Author), Julie Robine (Illustrator)
Meet Agnes, on her first day of school! It’s off to a great start except for her itchy rash. It makes her twitch, and she knows she shouldn’t itch, but she can’t resist! When Agnes’ school friends become afraid that her eczema is contagious, will she be able to change their minds?
Agnes is every child who has ever been made to feel different. An Itch for Agnes encourages kids to directly address bullying and misconceptions about skin differences by educating their peers. All net proceeds are donated to charitable organizations, including Camp Discovery, Blanca's House, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Charted as #1 New Amazon Release in the following categories: Children’s Disease Books, Children’s African-American Stories, Children’s Health Books, and Children’s Geography and Cultures.
About the Author
Diagnosed with eczema at the age of 3, Dr. Elisabeth Anne George is on a mission to empower kids with skin differences. A member of the Program of Liberal Medical Education at Brown University, she received her B.A. in Public Health with highest honors and a M.D. from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Elisabeth was the Co-President of Women's Entrepreneurship at Brown and completed a scholarly concentration in Medical Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. She is currently a dermatology resident physician practicing in New York City.
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