Lisa Ford’s Picture Book Series Focuses on a Young Boy’s Imagination Rather than His Disability

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New book ‘My Friend Billy’ tells the story of Nathan’s fun adventures with his imaginary friend Billy.

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Nathan is a unique little boy with a friend named Billy who always plays with him. They both enjoy each other’s company so much and do many adventurous things together.

"My Friend Billy", an illustrated picture book written by Lisa Ford, is based on a series of children books that tells the story of Nathan, a young boy who has Down syndrome. However, the focus of these books is Nathan’s imagination and creativity.

After reading this book, readers will realize that Nathan’s personality is what makes him so unique, not his disability. His adventures allow readers own creativity to soar and celebrate the fact that every being is an individual with something special to offer.

"My Friend Billy" will create an awareness of inclusiveness as the norm and manifest into a world vision. Author Lisa Ford’s vision is that recurrent themes of inclusiveness, tolerances and appreciation for all will broaden the world’s view toward anyone that may seem different on the surface.

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Lisa Ford wanted to create original stories for her son David to read. She realized later on that her stories could be a learning tool as well as funny for her son. While in the process of creating, she was inspired to write about her nephew, Nathan who has Down syndrome.

My Friend Billy * by Lisa Ford
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-1243-0
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4836-1244-7
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1245-4

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