Vanessa Diffenbaugh's debut novel, The Language of Flowers, tells the story of a young woman who lived in at least 32 foster homes by the time she turned 18. She has a gift for flowers which helps her overcome her troubled past. We see similar themes in Vanessa's second novel, We Never Asked for Wings. A woman who became a mother as a teenager and never really grew up handed responsibility for her children over to her mother. The book raises questions about child protective services, poverty, and immigration.
Children's book author Jan Condon teaches children (and adults) about the importance of enzymes in the role of probiotics in digestive health in her book, Stella's Adventures in the Incredible Bio-Terrain.