My Friend Suhana

Title

My Friend Suhana

Authors

Shaila Abdullah

Illustrator

Aanyah Abdullah

Publisher

Loving Healing Press

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781615992119

Pages

30 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

While volunteering with her mother at a community center, a seven-year-old girl befriends Suhana, also seven, whose cerebral palsy makes it difficult for her to communicate or control her movements. Includes facts about cerebral palsy.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Developmental disability; cerebral palsy; child with a developmental disability

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian

Family Formation

mother

Awards

Dolly Gray Children's Literature Award, 2016, Winner, Children's Literature

Keywords

friendship; playground; emotions; colors; drawing; compassion; differences in communication methods; community center

Diversity Impact

Direct

My Friend Suhana

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