Being an author has been a great accomplishment for me. I’ve written a total of nine books, but my primary focus are my two children’s books I have written. What makes these books different is the fact it talks about a little girl that has Sickle Cell Disease. SCD isn’t well advocated in some places, especially where I live at. The book series “Come Learn with Patricia” educates on the daily routine of someone that lives with the disease. The books talks about my life as a child with SCD. I wanted to incorporate myself because I have battled with the disease most of my childhood; in and out of the hospital while remaining a strong warrior.
February is Black History Month, so what better way to share my books with you all then to talk about why I created the book series in the first place. Okay so you are probably wondering what SCD is and who it affects. According to the National Human Genome Research institute,
“Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. Approximately 100,000 Americans have the disease.
In the United States, sickle cell disease is most prevalent among African Americans. About one in 12 African Americans and about one in 100 Hispanic Americans carry the sickle cell trait, which means they are carriers of the disease.”
I just briefly wanted to share my books to see what you all thought about them. Please let me know in the comment section. I will be back next week with another post.