Title: My Friend Suhana: A Story of Friendship and Cerebral Palsy
Authors: Shaila Abdullah & Aanyah Abdullah
Publication Date:December 16, 2013
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Recommended Ages: 3+
A simple tale of love and friendship to warm your heart. Award-winning author and designer Shaila Abdullah teams up with her 10-year-old daughter Aanyah to bring you this heartwarming tale of a little girl who forms a close bond with a child with cerebral palsy.
I chose to review this book because it a topic that is very close to me. I have a niece who has cerebral palsy. That is her with my daughter in the picture. She is a beautiful little girl with lots of love to give. She can walk unlike the little girl in the book. She has succeeded in many things that was said she would not by doctors or therapists yet there are still many obstacles for her to go through. My daughter was also very keen to read this one. She is eight and felt an instant connection with the little girl in the book.
The book was nicely written and it told a beautiful story of love and friendship. It teaches about differences and how although a child is different, that doesn’t mean that child doesn’t need friends and interaction. The pictures were entertaining and colorful. My kids loved the art work.
About the Authors: Shaila Abdullah & Aanyah Abdullah
Shaila & Aanyah Abdullah
Shaila Abdullah is an author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of two books: Saffron Dreams and Beyond the Cayenne Wall. The author has received several awards for her work including the Golden Quill Award, Norumbega Jury Prize for Outstanding Fiction, Patras Bukhari Award for English Language, Reader Views Award, Written Art Award, and a grant from Hobson Foundation. Aanyah Abdullah is a creative and compassionate 10-year-old, who is drawn to children born with physical and mental disabilities. When she was in second grade, Aanyah along with her mother Shaila, started volunteering out at a local community center where they helped assist special needs children. Later Aanyah wrote an essay about her friendship with a girl in the class who had cerebral palsy. That essay is the inspiration behind My Friend Suhana. Aanyah dreams of establishing a special school for children with disabilities one day. She is known to always stand up for what is right and is-–in her parents’ and teachers’ eyes––a perfect role model for her baby sister.
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This Post was written by Becka M.
I’m just a multi-passionate Christian mom of three, who sews, crochets, crafts, and creates printable and educational materials. I love working in photography, digital art, graphics, and all things crafting. The LORD is my guide as I blog about my life.
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