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Books about VITILIGO


by Lee Thomas

In his thought-provoking memoir, Turning White, Emmy Award-winning TV broadcaster Lee Thomas shares the physical and mental battle he is waging with vitiligo — a skin disorder that is literally turning him white.

At age 25, Thomas had a dream job in a dream city — a feature/entertainment reporter for the ABC network’s flagship TV station in New York. Then he discovered a few white spots on his scalp, the small beginnings of a disease that has spread to half his face — a fact he covers with makeup when on camera.

As someone in the very public eye, vitiligo has transformed not only Thomas’ color, but his life. “Even people who have known me for years avoid eye contact when they see my face without makeup for the first time,” he writes.

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by Yan Valle

What does everyone need to know about vitiligo? Renowned author’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won knowledge of traditional medicine with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

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By Phyllis A Russell-Gilmer

Loss of skin color, depigmentation of the skin, white blotches, milky spots.... These phrases all describe a skin condition called "vitiligo." Learn more about vitiligo and its effects from a child's perspective.

Sadness to happiness!

Those with vitiligo have experiences and emotions ranging from ostracism, embarrassment and hurt to rebuilding their self-esteem and inner beauty.

The colorful illustrations and rhyming verse in this book make it a fun and enjoyable read for "children" of all ages

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By Kim Kirkland

A book written by Author Kim Kirkland addressing the affects of the disease vitiligo.  It informs children on how to view and understand what is happening to themselves as well as how to deal with the disease.  This book  is very informative to not only children stricken with vitiligo but children who also associate with children with the disease.  It provides information to these children to help them understand and learn that there is nothing to fear from those with the disease.

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By Lori Mitchell

In this celebration of diversity, a young girl sees the beauty in everyone’s similarities and differences as she encounters people from all walks of life. April is excited about visiting Grammie, but she has a whole week before she can go. The week goes by quickly, however, as April runs errands with her mother. On each of these trips, April encounters someone who is different—someone who is either older, speaks another language, uses sign language, or reads braille. As April learns about their differences she also notices the things she shares with each of them. Full-color acrylics highlight people and a few objects against black-and-white backgrounds and landscapes, inviting the reader to look closely for both similarities and differences in each scene. April’s exploration of a world of difference is sure to inspire every reader to appreciate the distinctive qualities in themselves and everyone around them.

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By James McLeod Jr.

This James McLeod's first children's book. In it he shares his story of growing up with vitiligo, dealing with bullying and insecurity, and how he overcame both to become his own superhero! This is a perfect book for children dealing with bullying or self-doubt, or for any child, to teach lessons in kindness and bravery.

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By Sara Madden

Lucy has vitiligo. She finds beauty in the patterns on her skin. She also finds beauty in the patterns she notices out in nature. Follow Lucy as she goes on a walk through nature, admiring everything she sees.

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By Theresa Garee

A vitiligo awareness book for young readers. Inspired by the first hand experience of Nakota Garee. Nakota imagines herself as beautiful animals of the world who are known for their spots. She discusses how vitiligo makes her feel and how reminding herself of the beautiful animals makes her feel beautiful! Vitiligo affects 1 percent of the entire worlds population. It can often leave people feeling alone when others stare or ask questions. Help your child understand the disorder with this fun and inspirational perspective.

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By Donna Jo Napoli

My lips are white. Sixteen-year-old Sep stares into the bathroom mirror on the first day of school. It’s not some weird lipstick (she never wears lipstick), she didn’t bump her lips or chew on ice. Her lips are just–white. In a panic, she digs up an old lipstick and smears it on her colorless lips. But soon, more and more white spots begin to bloom, spreading their chalky tendrils across her olive brown skin. Does she have a disease? Is she turning into some kind of freak? Sep is usually the one who knows all the answers. With a quicksilver mind and a supple body, she’s happiest when she’s delving into the mysteries of animal biology or giving herself over to sweet, hot moves in Jazz Dance Club. Unlike her best friend, Devon, she’s never been in a rush to get a boyfriend. But as the white blotches spread, her dating days–like the endangered species she studies–seem numbered. So when Josh, a boy she’s always liked, makes a flirty advance, she wonders: why not grab pleasure while she can? Frank, funny, and full of passion, this compelling novel tells the empowering story of a strong, gifted teen who, as her life spins out of control, desperately tries to prove to the world–and herself–that she is deeper than skin.

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By Mike Huard

Having something unnatural about one's skin is devastating. Sixteen Restless Souls, from all over the world, still with Endless Hope, tell their true stories on how it feels to live with such a skin disorder. The author explains what Vitiligo is and how it affects lives. He also takes one on a spiritual journey looking at life from the inside out. Subjects such as love, loyalty, wisdom, and hope, teach us all that we are much more than just our skin.

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By Lisa Brown

Some people leave you forever changed. And maybe some wounds are just too big to heal. But Jane is coming to realise that confronting her past is the only hope she has of saving herself.

Jane has a skin condition, vitiligo, which makes her look a little different. But at least she’s become pretty skilled in the art of camouflage.

On the surface of things, Jane leads a good life. She’s a health professional with an active social life, who meets lots of handsome, successful men… they just tend to be all the wrong ones.

Perhaps it’s also because no one she meets will ever quite compare to who she once had.

Jane finds her mind frequently travels back to her younger years, back to when she lived in the coastal tree-lined town of Denmark in a timber cottage on stilts with her artistic mother, Colleen, who was beautiful, vibrant, larger than life – and deeply troubled.

She remembers the broken glass, mysterious cuts, and their isolation.

The storm cloud days.

But most vivid in Jane’s recollections is that kind and goofy, crinkle-beamed boy who made her feel warm inside, who somehow made it all better. Try as she might, he’ll always have a piece of her heart.

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