My Friend Suhana

Shaila Abdullah (Author) Aanyah Abdullah (Author)

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Loving Healing Press
Publish Date
January 01, 2014
8.5 X 0.06 X 8.5 inches | 0.16 pounds
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About the Author

Shaila Abdullah is an award-winning author and designer based in Austin, Texas. She has written four books: Saffron Dreams, Beyond the Cayenne Wall, My Friend Suhana, and Rani in Search of a Rainbow. The author has received several awards for her work, including the Golden Quill Award and Patras Bukhari Award for English Language. Several academic institutions have adopted her books as course study or recommended reading, including the University of California, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Indiana University, Boston University, California State University, and George Washington University. Iman Tejpar is the 12-year-old artist behind the sketches of A Manual for Marco. She is the youngest of three siblings, born and raised in Calgary, Canada. From an early age, Iman loved to dabble with art and would sit for hours with her sketch pad and colors. Over the years, art became a passion, and Iman continues to draw, paint, and color every chance she gets. She has a keen sense of balance of colors and elements. In addition to being a budding artist, she is an avid crafter, creating masterpieces with ordinary items like duct tape.
Aanyah Abdullah is a creative and compassionate 10-year-old, who is drawn to children born with physical and mental disabilities. She volunteers at a special needs community center on occasion, and she dreams of establishing a special school for children with disabilities one day. Aanyah is known to always stand up for what is right and is--in her parents' and teachers' eyes--a perfect role model for her baby sister.


"Are you a teacher or a parent looking for a resource to help foster understanding and acceptance of children with disabilities? We recommend My Friend Suhana, a lovely children's book written by a mother and daughter team. They have to be congratulated not only on their wonderful book but also for their eye-catching and informative web site."
--Lorna d'Entremont, Special Needs Book Review

"My Friend Suhana tells the story of a young girl who forms a close bond with another young girl with cerebral palsy, mirroring an encounter that the author's daughter, Aanyah Abdullah, had experienced while volunteering with her mother. Along with providing easy-to-understand
information about cerebral palsy for a younger audience, My Friend Suhana emphasizes that communication and friendship can occur in non-traditional ways."
--Children's Neurobiological Solutions

"My Friend Suhana is a delightful read for a children's book. Very well illustrated with respect, friendship, and advocacy all in mind at the same time."
--Dawn Cruzan, President, Camp Craig Allen for all abilities

"This is the story of a seven-year-old's first attempt at unconditional love. Tough but tender, inspirational yet utterly real, this is a small gem of a tale. Highly recommended for anyone in the position of mentoring a beloved child through the hard places of life."
--Paula Huston, author of A Season of Mystery and A Land Without Sin

"My Friend Suhana is a charming and perceptive book that will draw its readers into empathy while allowing them to enjoy this heartwarming story of two uncommon friends."
--Chitra Divakaruni, author of Grandma and the Great Gourd