Riviera Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 27, 2010
In her newly published children's book, 'Don't Call Me Names: Learning to Understand Kids with Disabilities,' author C.W. Graham uses poetic rhyme enhanced with illustrations to tell a story that is designed to help young children understand other children with disabilities. The book teaches children not to fear or tease children with disabilities, but instead, understand and appreciate their differences. The fundamental goal of the book is to promote respect, compassion, and friendship with children who have disabilities.
In the book, Graham presents a number of children with various disabilities that includes: hearing impaired, Muscular dystrophy, Autism, visually impaired, and a child born with a disability that makes her much smaller than other children her age. Within each child's story, Graham gives a description about each disability and how it affects each child in their daily lives. She underscores how each disability affects how each child functions in normal daily activities, and that the children are still like other children, but have to make adjustments in how they learn and play. Messages are conveyed about treating children with disabilities such as, 'Always treat others as you want them to treat you.' At the end of the book, Graham provides a summary of the messages of the book, a glossary, a discussion guide, model questions, and a list of website resources. Beautifully illustrated and incredibly touching, the text gives a unique twist to things while keeping the kids as the main focal point.
Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services
"C.W. Graham delivers a well-crafted book about helping children understand and appreciate children with disabilities. It is a fun and easy to read book that is highly recommended for parents to read and discuss with their children. As well, it is an excellent teaching resource for teachers. 'Don't Call Me Names: Learning to Understand Kids with Disabilities' is highly recommended for parents and teachers who want to teach children about accepting and embracing people with disabilities."
Beth Adams, Pacific Book Review
"This is an excellent teaching tool for children that paves the way towards acceptance for those of us who have various forms of disability. Don't call Me Names is about kindness and compassion. When children see people noticeably different, this book teaches them we are all the same in many ways and everyone should always be treated with respect."
Holly Connors, Feathered Quill Book Reviews
"The author has taken a sensitive subject and written a book that will aid children in understanding the special needs, and unique talents, of children with disabilities."
About the Author
C. W. Graham drew upon her experiences raising her daughter to create Don't Call Me Names. The author resides in South Florida with her family.
'Don't Call Me Names: Learning to Understand Kids with Disabilities,' ISBN: 0982569920, is available at Amazon.com and many other online bookstores. The author's website is http://www.dontcallmenames.com
To review 'Don't Call Me Names: Learning to Understand Kids with Disabilities,' or to arrange for a talk, book signing, or interview with the author, please contact the author at (877) 848-4966, or email cwg(at)dontcallmenames(dot)com
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