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Five Fingers, Ten Toes a Mother’s Story of Raising a Child Born with a Limb Difference

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When Katie Kolberg met and married Todd Memmel, the two were young and unsure of what life might hand them; but they felt ready to find out together. While preparing for the birth of their first child, Todd and Katie had no idea that their son would be born missing part of his left arm. They both wondered how his life might unfold, but Katie had so many questions: Would her baby boy ever play sports or participate in music? Have friends? Fall in love?

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The Making of My Special Hand: Madison’s Story

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Experience the curiosity and eager anticipation of Madison, a small girl born without her left hand, as she tells her story of being fitted for her “special” hand. Her helper hand, a prosthesis, will allow Madison to easily pick up toys, throw a ball, and carry her doll.

This enlightening story offers a rare look at the making and fitting of a prosthesis, or in Madison’s case, a helper hand. It also explains in a relaxed and informal narrative how the medical team from the Children’s Amputee Program worked with Madison and her family.

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Imagine…Amazing Me!

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Imagine…Amazing Me! will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. Within these pages are photos of beautiful children from across the United States and Canada enjoying childhood activities despite their limb and extremity differences.

Imagine…Amazing Me! was inspired by Libbi Chilia s daughter Sami, who has a limb deficiency. As Libbi embarked on finding books that featured children like Sami, she came up empty-handed. This discovery drove Libbi to gather photos of children from across the country. As her photo collection grew,

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Zippy’s Big Difference

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Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10
The book is available in print and as an e-book,
Children’s Religious Fiction Book

Zippy’s Big Difference is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to appreciate that which makes him different from others. It deals with the emotional struggles facing children with disabilities and tackles some of the tough spiritual questions they have.

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About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles.

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Zippy and the Stripes of Courage

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Candida Sullivan
Ages 3 to 10

Zippy and the Stripes of Courage
is a story about how Zippy the zebra came to accept himself for who he is. It teaches children to celebrate one another’s differences and to treat others as they themselves want to be treated. Kids who are bullied or teased for looking different
will identify with and learn from Zippy.

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About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles.

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Oliver’s High Five

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by Beverly Swerdlow Brown and Margot J. Ott

Age Level: 4 and up

Oliver Octopus only has five arms, but it doesn’t bother him! Young children with any kind of “disability” or “differences” will enjoy reading about Oliver’s adventures above the sea, and how, through his determination and positive attitude, he corrects the misconceptions other people have about physical challenge.

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Underneath the Scars

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by Candida Sullivan
Ages 13 to adult

Underneath the Scars is a journey of emotional and spiritual healing associated with physical deformities. You will laugh, cry, and reflect as Candida shares her story and the woman underneath her scars.

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About the Author:
Candida Sullivan believes in miracles. Born with a rare condition called Amniotic Band Syndrome, she knows it’s a beautiful blessing she survived. Candida wants to show the world her scars are not a punishment,

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