Victoria’s Smile

When Victoria was six years old, doctors treated her for brain cancer. The operation was successful, but the cancer damaged nerves in her face. When Victoria’s family moved to a new town, Victoria’s classmates found it hard to be her friend because she didn’t look like them. Then one day, Victoria and her mom talked to the class about her battle with cancer ­ with positive results. Written by Rita Geller, the art in this book was drawn by the students in Rita Geller’s class ­ the real-life Victoria’s classmates. Ages 7-10.

© 1995 Geller, Rita
Audience: Children