About the Book
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.
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My Friend Suhana is a colorful picture book that shares a young child's experience of assisting in a special needs class once a week. It is in this class that the child meets her new friend, Suhana, who has cerebral palsy.
I adore the illustrations. The message is one of friendship, love, patience, celebrating differences, and working to understand someone who is unable to communicate in ways that most children simply expect. Picture books that help young children learn why others act in ways that may initially scare them or make them nervous - for whatever reason, make me happy. The unknown may be scary for young children.
This colorfully illustrated book is authored by a mother-daughter writing team, and is written in the first-person. It retains the young writer's personality, which gives the book a lovely and innocent voice.
We received an electronic copy of "My Friend Suhana" from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review.
About the Authors: Shaila Abdullah & Aanyah AbdullahShaila 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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