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Best of the Bronx: Nurse pens children's book

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A Bronx nurse has penned a children's book to help kids better understand themselves and their peers.

Deborah Hunt is taking her advanced knowledge of the human body and using it to get to the heart of a message she says is needed now more than ever.

"My nursing experience and teaching about transcultural nursing helped me" she says. "We really need to understand and respect each other, and get along."

And she's advocating that message in her new book, "Same Inside, Different Outside."

Hunt recently sat down to read it to school children at Our lady of Assumption School in the Bronx.

The book tells the story of a skeleton that visits a classroom, and the students who end up finding out that underneath it all, they're all similar, no matter their exterior appearance.

"We really are more alike than we are different, and it's OK to be different," Hunt says.

To become a published author is a dream come true for Hunt, a parishioner at the church associated with the school.

She has also published a second book for a different age group. 

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