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A New Generation in Legal Literacy

By Jo Watson Hackl

A Breath of Hope, by Jo S. Kittinger, is a children’s book that enhances legal literacy by introducing the notion that the legal system can help improve a child’s health by convincing a landlord to remediate mold in a family’s apartment. Published by the American Bar Association and available in Spanish, the book tells of a young girl who, while in the care of her brother, suffers an asthma attack. The brother gets the girl to a hospital emergency room, where he serves as translator for his parents the the family is introduced to an attorney from an medical-legal partnership.

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