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Sophie, Why Can’t You Walk?


This storybook portrays the personal experiences and reflections of eight young members with Muscular Dystrophy. The book aims to break down the alienation between the able-bodied and the disabled by educating children about empathy and acceptance.

The book is suitable for everyone, young or old. Children with disabilities and their caregivers reading this inspiring book will gain much strength and knowledge in coping with the challenges faced. For the youths reading this book, they will be better able to understand their peers with disabilities.

Story & illustrations by Rotaract Club of Singapore (City) and Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore).

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A book about breaking down alienation between able-bodies and disabled by educating children about empathy and acceptance.

Sophie is a bright girl who loves to draw. She is excited to make friends at her new school but not all of her classmates are as accepting of her as she hoped because of her physical disability. Sophie has Muscular Dystrophy, a condition that causes her muscles to weaken over time. With support from her parents as well as her old and new-found friends, Sophie must work hard to find her place among her peers while dealing with her own personal challenges. Join Sophie as she embarks on this amazing journey, love and hope.

This book is easy to read even for children as the vocabulary words are printed in bold and explained in the glossary. There are also discussion questions at the back to allow an opportunity for an intimate dialogue between the parent(s) and the child(ren).

Each book comes accompanied with a Sophie bookmark (design will be given at random).

Published in June 2010.

Lee Foundation
National Library Board
Rotaract Club of Singapore (City)
Singapore Totalisator Board
Singapore Turf Club

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