Good afternoon folks! Here is a really cute little book I ordered from Amazon.com about Alopecia. It is a book that is written for children about hair loss from Alopecia, explaining and celebrating their differences.
My first impression when opening the package from Amazon was, “Beautiful, it felt nice in my hands, perfect size for young children. The cover itself, is soft, with beautiful pastel blue & green background. The photo I have inserted as the feature image does the cover no justice, as the true colours are much brighter, sorry about that Hannah. The inside illustrations show all the children dressed alike, different races, and Hannah is the only one who is different because she doesn’t have hair. Even her clothes were the same as the others.
The verses are rhythmic and entertaining as children guess why she lost her hair. In the end, she explains why she has no hair. I would recommend the book to anyone who knows a child going through Alopecia. There are more people out there than you would think, since it is not widely talked about.
For those of you who have never heard of Alopecia, it is an autoimmune condition that affects, men, women and children of all ages, across the world. The first person I ever met who had and still has the condition, was an eight year old girl. Her twin sister had a full head of hair, while she had none.
This girl is now 13 years old and proudly wears her baldness to school. People know her and do not make fun of her but she feels anxious at other gatherings where people do not know her and wonder why she is bald.
When I saw Hannah’s blog about Alopecia, I started following her blog. She writes about other things as well, but when I learned about her book for children I had to order it. I just got it in a couple of weeks ago and have read through it twice because I wanted to make sure I paid enough attention to detail. Hannah, being a teacher, realized there was a need for a book such as this. Inside the book, near the back, there is information on Alopecia and websites that you can contact for support and advice. There are also Facebook groups, you may be able to find one in your area.
You can check out her blog here at www.baldblogging.wordpress.com
Hannah, I enjoyed your book immensely! Thank you for writing it!
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