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Facial Disfigurement and My Fight for Face Equality

Written by James Partridge

An honest memoir of the battle after severe facial burns; it’s a practical self-help guide for anyone with a facial difference and a manual for health professionals trying to help them. And, finally, it’s a manifesto for face equality, rooting out the stigmas of face-ism that oppress us all… and urging new face values in our 21st century world.

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A Face for Me, by Debbie Fox

A Face for Me

In the late 1960's, FACES: The National Craniofacial Association began as the Debbie Fox Foundation. Debbie, a young girl from Soddy Daisy, TN, was born in 1955 with a facial cleft.

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Ava The Brava

Written and Illustrated by Allie Ekblad. Through words and pictures, this rhyming book for children shares the story of a big brother who vows to help his sister when she undergoes surgery to address her cleft lip and palate. Ideal for kids 8 and under.


The book is available here or through Amazon.



Written by Steve Doherty, the father of a child named Maggie, who was born  with Apert Syndrome. Maggie takes the reader on the adventure of having a child born with Apert Syndrome with all of its ups, downs, trials, and triumphs. A true love story.

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Birthmarks A guide to Hamangiomas and Vascular Malformation


A Guide to Hemangiomas and Vascular Malformation

Written by Linda Shannon, MS, and Connie Marshall, RN, MSN, with Milton Waner, MD.This 171-page paperback includes the latest treatments, support information, and before and after photos for anyone dealing with facial birthmarks. Excellent resource!

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Babyface: A Story of Heart and Bones


A Story of Heart and Bones,

By Jeanne McDermott, the mom of a son born with Apert Syndrome. This book highlights the first two years of Nate's life, and expresses the thoughts and feelings that are a part of the journey of having a child who is born with a rare disorder. This is a book you will want to share with your friends and family members. The book can be found at


Keep Your Chin Up

Everything You Never Knew You'd Need To Know About Pierre-Robin Sequence

Written by Jessica Carey

So you've been told that your new baby has a medical condition called Pierre-Robin Sequence. OK. I know you’re scared right now, because I’ve been there. Finding helpful information online was almost impossible, which only made it scarier. That’s I why I wrote this book.

Available here: Keep Your Chin Up

The Cleft Palate Story

The Cleft Palate Story

Written by Samuel Berkowitz, DDS, MS, FICD.
Surgical procedures performed from birth to adolescence are treated in depth; helps parents to understand options and what to expect; appendices on financial assistance, agencies, support groups, and a glossary of terms.

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The Courage to Be Kind


Created by Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen
In The Courage to Be Kind, authors Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen teach children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different.

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Beauty with a Twist: A Girl’s Journey to Hope, Healing & Restoration

Written by Rasheera Dopson
A book that can be used to teach your children about inclusion, diversity, and interacting with individuals who are different from them.

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Children with Facial Difference

Children with Facial Difference:

A Parent's Guide

Written by Hope Charkins, MSW. Excellent resource for parents to help them cope with medical, emotional, social, educational, legal, and financial challenges presented by facial differences of their children. Order from if you cannot find it in your local bookstore.

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