Utilizing true stories from his pediatric practice, Dr. Vernon L. James sheds light on "attacks" made on children that rob them of their right to reach their highest potential. Children are vulnerable to attacks from the moment of conception and throughout their lives. These attacks include flawed chromosomes or genes, infectious diseases, starvation, neglect, cancer, abuse, and a toxic environment. By increasing our knowledge, we are able to guarantee children their rights to happiness and joy, and to good health and proper medical treatment. All the "stars" in the book are real children and families from the author's over 50 years in medicine. Their conditions are described in story fashion. "Many parents and teachers have requested that I write this book. I became emotionally involved as I recalled each child and their family. When finished, I was rewarded in knowing that I might have touched at least one person to become an advocate for a child. As a poor kid 'raised by a village' in North Carolina, I feel blessed knowing that I have reached out and helped many, many children during my 80-plus years." Vernon L. James, MD, was born in Liberty, North Carolina. He received his BS and MD from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Pediatric training was at the Children's Hospital at Ohio State University and a fellowship at the Children's Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He retired as a Bird Colonel from the USAF, and was a full-time professor at the University of Kentucky and the University of Kansas Medical Schools. Private practice was in Wichita, Kansas, and San Antonio, Texas. He lives with his wife, Psychologist Dr. Dessie James. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/VernonLJames.