What’s on Your Plate?


By Sanjana Rao
Illustrated by Novella Genelza
Perfect bound, 57 pages.
ISBN: 978-1-937675-00-4

  • Reading Level: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade and Up
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A unique interactive diabetes-prevention book for kids! Readers will enter a colorful and educational world where they follow the tale of Hungry Hayley, who is at risk for diabetes, as her friend Healthy Henry leads her on an adventure with the goal of helping her become healthier. Kids will enjoy puzzles, mazes and quizzes, as they follow the characters along this fun journey! Also, in a Spanish Language edition.

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About the Author

Sanjana RaoSanjana Rao was born in 1994, and has always had a passion for communication with other people, especially children. In addition to her love for youth and children, she has also always enjoyed studying health and the human body, especially with regard to illnesses such as Diabetes. When her younger brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, she felt the need to create a bridge between her two greatest passions and write Comida Deliciosa y Saludable: Barriga Feliz!, an interactive and educational book for children about Diabetes prevention through good nutrition. Continue reading

About the Illustrator

Novella GenelzaNovella Genelza is a writer, artist, graphic designer and poet from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a concentration in poetry from University of California Santa Cruz. During her time at UC Santa Cruz, she guided freshman writing students as a teacher’s assistant and worked for the school’s literary magazine, Chinquapin, helping with magazine layout, design and written contributions. She also did journalistic writing forBanana Slug News (BSN), the school’s own student-run television station. Continue reading