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What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

What Do You Use To Help Your Body?: Maggie Explores the World of Disabilities

Who are the people with disabilities in your neighborhood?
Maggie and Momma love going for walks. During every outing, Maggie learns about something new. Today’s no different! Momma has arranged for Maggie to meet lots of people in her neighborhood. They all have different jobs. They all come from different cultures. They all use different things to help their bodies. Maggie doesn’t just stop to chit-chat. Rather, she gets to the bottom of things. By asking the right question, she discovers how many people with disabilities use aids to help them out. Let’s find out how they work, too!

  • Children will learn that disabilities occur in every culture
  • Parents and teachers can accurately explain how various disability aids work
  • Children will realize that working with a disability is a possibility for some
  • Therapists can use this book as a motivational tool for patients with disabilities
  • Kids can satisfy their curiosity about disability aids in an unimposing manner

Therapists’ Acclaim:

“This book is just right for a preschooler or young elementary aged child who needs a simple introductory explanation about disabilities and accommodations. It’s characters experience varied limitations and are represented by culturally diverse people in the neighborhood. The book is short, matter of fact, colorful and to the point.”
–Laurie Zelinger, PhD,author of Please Explain Anxiety to Me

“Perception of a disability is life-shaping for those who are ‘differently able’. it is imperative that they have assistive devices to help them lead normal lives and be perceived as ‘normal’. i.e. differently able. Your book shows people living their normal lives with assistive devices which is the way it should be Thanks for your great contribution to the positive perception of people who are
differently abled.”
–N.Siddiq, B.Sc., M.D., CBC freelance broadcast journalist

“This book is a great resource for parents, teachers and other childhood educators to help teach children about living with a disability. It offers important lessons in tolerance, compassion and dignity.”
–Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications, March of Dimes Canada

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From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

JUV039150 Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Special Needs
SOC029000 Social Science : Handicapped
EDU026040 Education : Special Education – Physical Disabilities

 

Reena’s Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

Reena wants to be a star…

Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

Reena's Bollywood Dream: A Story about Sexual Abuse

…A Bollywood star. Unfortunately, her family won’t stand for it. It doesn’t help that Reena is only eight-years-old. However, a beacon of hope arrives in the form of Uncle Jessi. He’s just emigrated from India to America, and is a welcome addition to her family household. Uncle Jessi and Reena share a special bond. Not only are they old pen pals, but he recognizes her desperation to become a Bollywood actress.

One day, Uncle Jessi plans a secret surprise. He invites her to take part in a pretend acting game. Reena jumps at the chance. At first, she enjoys swinging her hips to Bollywood beats. She smiles brightly at his camera. However, halfway through her performance matters take an unexpected turn. The end results surprise both Reena and Uncle Jessi.

Important lessons come through an action-driven story and beautiful illustrations:

  • Children will learn that sexual abuse is NEVER their fault.
  • Parents and children will be given a launching pad to discuss the warning signs of “grooming.”
  • Children will come away knowing they have the power to say: “NO.”
  • Children will discover that sexual abuse can occur in any cultural group.
  • Children can be assured that they will be believed when reporting inappropriate behavior.
  • Therapists and parents can exhibit that sexual abuse isn’t an off-limits topic.
  • Child abuse survivors will come away knowing they are not alone.

Therapists’ Acclaim for Reena’s Bollywood Dream

Reena’s Bollywood Dream is exceptionally well-written. It works as an educational piece to foster awareness to children and their families regarding the realities of sexual abuse within the South Asian community. This informative book can help alter a child’s life for the better.”
–Sadia Khaliq, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., Community Treatment Coordinator, Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

“With a captivating story and beautiful illustration, and with a message that is cross-cultural and educational, Reena’s Bollywood Dream can help children understand the sad reality that there are those who can hurt them but there is also means of staying safe–with others’ help. I recommend this book highly to all families; it can be instrumental to starting a conversation about a difficult topic.”
–Pamela Pine, PhD, MPH, Founder and CEO, Stop the Silence

Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues – Sexual Abuse
Family & Relationships : Abuse – Child Abuse
Social Science : Ethnic Studies – Asian American Studies

From the Growing With Love Series at Loving Healing Press