Winner: 2011 National Health Information Award, Silver, Patient Education; 2011 Mom's Choice Award, Gold, Young Adult-Comic Books & Graphic Novels; Finalist: 2011 Nationai Indie Excellence Award, Cancer Employing a graphic novel format, this dynamic story explains complex medical information about leukemia in a straightforwardyet entertaining way. The Medikidz are larger-than-life superheroes who live in Mediland, a living, moving virtual world within the human body. Each character is an expert on one component of human anatomy and the role it plays in fighting thedisease.Using their extensive combined knowledge, the Medikidz conduct a journey through Mediland, exploring complex medical issues in a language and visual style that is attractive and accessible to tweens and teens. Appropriate humor and adventure are blended with accuratefacts, so young readers can understand Richard s illness andbecome aware ofthe support and care he needs. "
Kim Chilman-Blair, BSc, MBChB, is a medical writer andthe founder and CEO of Medikidz, a company dedicated to providing peer-reviewed health information to young people in comic book form. John Taddeo is a comic book writer and illustrator and the director of two award-winning animated shorts. He lives in New York City. "