Hello readers! Are you interested in a book for you kids? Well, look no further! Shaynae Clark, Detroit mother to Pierre Clark, a child with cochlear implants, has recently had her children’s book, We are Friends and We are Different!, published! In it, she tells a story of different children coming together to be friends, despite their differences.
Clark’s book, according to the video above, is centered around children with various differences, because she seeks to teach the audience she is targeting that differences are ok in people; differences should not be the thing that defines who we can and can’t be friends with.
Clark’s book has gained inspiration from her son, who has Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, where the inner ear successfully detects sound, but has a problem with sending sound from the ear to the brain. As she has raised her child, she has embraced and understood what it meant to be an advocate for not only kids with cochlear implants but for other kids with disabilities and differences.
Clark says that her book is a good starting point for parents to begin important conversations with their kids about why people are different and to not be afraid of them. If you are interested in her book, you may visit the amazon link above!
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