In this week’s post we remind you of a recent ABA publication illustrating the impact and importance of Medical-Legal Partnerships.
A BREATH OF HOPE
By Jo S. Kittenger and Illustrated by Chuck Galey
A Breath of Hope tells the story of a young girl, Isabel, who suffers from chronic asthma triggered by mold in her family’s apartment. Torn between being evicted and the health of their daughter, Isabel’s doctor refers her family to the medical-legal partnership lawyer at the hospital. Her family receives help from the lawyer who educates the family about their rights as renters and gets the mold removed from their home.
This inspiring children’s book illustrates how the legal community plays a critical role in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable children and their families. It has recently appeared in the Shriver Center Clearinghouse Review, A New Generation in Legal Literacy as well as The New York Times, Searching for Latinos in Children’s Literature: A Reading List comment section.
A Breath of Hope provides an excellent opportunity to give back to your community this holiday season. Consider purchasing a copy to donate to your local school, library, legal aid office or children’s hospital. It is a gift that can reach many families by sharing a story and increasing legal literacy. A Breath of Hope can be purchased through the ABA store at www.shopaba.org (PC: 1620500).