Explore the answer to this question while sharing an illustrated conversation with Evren Ayik about what he has learned while growing up with his own rare disease.
Written collaboratively by mother and son, Extraordinary! A Book for Children with Rare Diseases opens up a child-friendly discussion about identity, inclusion, and self-concept in light of the challenges and silver linings of living with a rare disease. Family members and caregivers are invited to share in this conversation and to customize the reading according to each young reader's developmental needs.
The gentle lessons draw on the co-author's firsthand experience of growing up with an ultra-rare genetic disease and offer young readers a framework for understanding personal identity and how their rare diseases can help shape it in positive ways. Extraordinary! is intended to celebrate the diversity and beauty inherent in all children around the world.
Accompanied by sensitive yet realistic, multicultural illustrations created by award-winning artist and children's book illustrator Ian Dale, the heartfelt messages introduced in Extraordinary! are intended to uplift and encourage any children living with rare diseases to live their very best lives.
|Kara A. Ayik
|7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.09(d)
|4 - 12 Years
About the Author
Kara has been an educator for over twenty years and believes that children must cultivate true self-worth and values to help them navigate their journeys through life. Her greatest joy and proudest accomplishment have been raising her two sons, Evren and Erol.
Ian Dale explores how visual art can amplify the stories of those less visible among us. He frequently illustrates for non-profit and faith-based organizations and publishers, and his work has been available to kids around the world. Ian lives in Southern California with his wife and two young children. See more of his work online at www.iandale.net.