When I was contacted and offered a copy of Snow White’s Seven Patches, I was intrigued.
But, I was more interested in the author who has written several other books about kids with special needs and/or disabilities.
My 12 year old daughter who has autism and ODD, helped me do the video review. In fact, she did most of it! I’ve not seen her so excited to read a book before. When it arrived in the mail she made me read it while she was in the bath. The whole time, she kept asking questions and pointing out similarities. However, she also was keenly aware that this version of the story is not much like the Disney version of Sleeping Beauty or Snow White.
It’s a fun read and a different way of showing how we can shut out what we don’t understand.
Without further ado, here’s our video review!
Have you met someone with Vitiligo? I have. I’ve recently seen a hairdresser with a skin disorder that made her look like an alien on a tv show. I have to admit that at first, I was nervous. It was large bumps, or polops all over her skin. As soon as I noticed that I was nervous about her, I quickly admonished myself! I was embarrassed for not understanding, but also for my blatant curiosity. I wanted to know everything about it! What is it? Was she born with it? Does it hurt?
But, maybe my curiosity is what makes me different than many other people out there. I want to know what the person’s experience is, not get away from them, not hurt them because they are different.
So, please, tell me in the comments below –
How do you react when you see something you don’t understand – a person who looks or behaves differently than “normal”?