Two girls, two years, and two losses : the story of friendship and power of hope through one of life's hardest journeys : the "almost true story" of two college graduates : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
In many schools today, subjects such as cancer and illness are rarely, if ever, discussed. Our project, an illustrated children's book dealing with cancer, attempts to breech the gap between children and taboo subjects. This story follows the journey of two young girls, Diane and Beth, who find comfort in each other due to similar life circumstances. This children's book also comes with a teacher's guide to help educators find ways to approach this difficult subject. This project weaves the academic and personal experiences of our lives into a useful classroom tool to help other educators.