Julie Larson



Dr. Julie Larson's passion is working with adults and children with physical disabilities, especially limb differences. She currently lives in Metairie, Louisiana and serves as Medical Director and Chief of Staff of North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. I Have a Doll Just like You is her first children's book and she currently has additional books in the works. Her goal is for children to learn to accept others despite their differences. 





10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Children’s Author Tent 1
Book Talk
I Have a Doll Just like You

10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
Book Signing


I Have a Doll Just Like You!

I Have A Doll Just Like You is a children’s story about amputation and limb deficiency. It was written with the goal of teaching children that people come in all shapes, sizes, colors and abilities. This book is a fictional, illustrated story for children about a little boy with a congenital amputation of his left arm. It also includes a glossary of amputee terminology, a letter to parents and teachers, and a series of discussion starters for families and classrooms. All of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to send children with limb differences to amputee camp.


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