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I Am Isabella

This graphic novel follows the story of Isabella and her family as they interact with the child welfare system.


I Am Isabella tells the story of what happens to a young girl named Isabella after a caseworker visits her home.

To illustrate common occurrences in child welfare cases, the story follows Isabella as she meets a caseworker, talks to a counselor at school, goes to court and meets her advocate, and builds a network of support to understand and process her experience.

Throughout the story, Isabella also learns some strategies to help her cope with how she’s feeling.


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Also in This Set


I Am Still Isabella

This story is the sequel to I Am Isabella and follows Isabella's experience of being removed from her home and placed with another caregiver.





Who Is Everybody? In Family or Dependency Court

This brief guide explains the different roles of professionals working on child welfare cases.