My Friend Suhana

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My Friend Suhana is a wonderful story of a seven-year-old girl who befriends a girl with cerebral palsy.  The young girl meets Suhana at a community center special needs class and instantly wants to be her friend.  The story does a wonderful job of expressing that even though Suhana could not walk, talk or play like other children; she was still a special friend to the girl.

Many children do not understand why people with disabilities are different and this book is a great story to introduce how to be compassionate to others that are different.

I would highly recommend My Friend Suhana.  It is a well illustrated book and sends a good message to children about the importance of respect, friendship and love regardless of one’s abilities.

My Friend Suhana was written by award-winning author and designer Shaila Abdullah and her daughter 10-year-old Aanyah.  My Friend Suhana is available in paperback, hardback and eBook.  For more information please visit


*I received a free copy of the book to review. There was no compensation. The  opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.


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