Why Are You Afraid To Hold My Hand?


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Author: Sheila Dhir

9788186896129 | Center Stapled | pp. 16 | 1999 | Tulika Books

This book offers straight-from-the-heart answers to common doubts and misconceptions about disability. The childlike drawings are as simple and powerful as the short poems.

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9788186896129 | Center Stapled6.75 | 16 | 1999 | Tulika Books

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A book about attitudes. Most people are confused about how to react to those with disabilities. Their questions, misconceptions, doubts and fears are answered here – simply and straight from the heart – by a child with cerebral palsy. Sheila Dhir’s willfully childlike line drawings are just as simple and powerful as the short poems. As a differently abled child’s silent dialogue with society, the book offers a sensitive and sensible way of helping children understand disability, and the strengths of those who are differently abled.


Sheila Dhir




Tulika Books


Center Stapled6.75



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About the Author

Sheila Dhir creates advertising campaigns, builds corporate identity, designs brochures, writes and illustrates children's books. Gandhi, a book in Braille for the National Association for the Blind, received the 1984 Public Relations Society Award. Her thesis while at the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, was 'Visual Aids and Materials for Children with Physical Disabilities'. Why Are You Afraid To Hold My Hand? deals sensitively with attitudes towards these children with special needs. Sheila spends time between the USA and India. She has also written the popular Little Fingers.


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