Avery: the little bird helping children understand genetic illness

A new illustrated children’s book aims to help parents and children start difficult conversations about their conditions.

Artwork by Marta Altes

“Most days I’m like the other birds. Other days though, I’m not. And I have to be very brave.”

Preliminary artwork by Marta Altes

“There are lots of birds to help us. And there are lots of families like us. When we are together, we can find new ways to explore, and together, we can find new ways to soar.”

Artwork by Marta Altes

Research from the University of Cambridge

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