During a sickle cell anemia emergency that lands him in the hospital, Chase Parker transforms from a “sick boy” into the Sickler, a powerful and empathetic superhero who helps him and other hospitalized children cope with their life-threatening illnesses. Written by a young man with sickle cell anemia, the purpose of the book is to promote awareness about the condition and to empower and comfort children with other serious illnesses requiring hospitalization. Comic book-style artwork accompanies the text and balances out the seriousness of the topic. However, the hospital is portrayed as a frightening place and the hospitalized children are shown as “scared, hurting, some crying, all wishing to go home” until the Sickler comes to their aid by using “superpowers to ease every pain, in every child, everywhere” and by telling them “everything will be ok.” No doctors appear in the story, making it seem that help and healing will come only from the Sickler’s super-human interventions. Parents are shown as positive supports, but other adult roles are portrayed stereotypically (for instance, the coach, firefighter, and EMT are all male; the nurse is female). This book does not teach children to self-soothe (instead, they rely on the Sickler to feel better) or understand what goes on in a hospital environment generally, but the familiar superhero motif could offer courage, hope, and reassurance to some sick children. Recommended with reservations for older children.