I'll start by saying, whooo hooo! Father Damien is now a saint! Personal hero of mine. My question here is about web sites in a general way on this subject. When we lived in Hawaii, we did visit Kaulapapa and it, to me, was an experience of a lifetime. Then we happened to be traveling through Louisiana, and my husband asked me if I knew there was a "Leper Colony" near where we were staying. Yes, I did know that, and knew it was called Carville. We found it and drove in and a patient gave us a tour (now it is pretty much 100% curable in the U.S., she, like at Kaulapapa, was one of the last residents). There's more to this story for anyone who wants to hear it, just give me a personal message.
What I want to know is this. The reason I knew about Carville was that I read a book when I was maybe 10, about a girl who was diagnosed with leprosy and sent to live at Carville. I cannot find that book on Amazon. Where else do you suggest I look for it. It seems to me that it was written in an autobiographical manner, but I have no idea if it was fact or fiction, just that it impressed me. I'm 54, so the book is ... well, you do the math. I've checked Amazon, but any other suggestions?