Jess is a former Australian Paralympian swimmer who was born missing her left forearm and this is her first children’s book. Her book is about a little girl with one hand, who goes to school for the very first time and experiences what it feels like to be ‘different’. The book, although targeted at a younger audience, contains many crucial messages for young people as well as adults, about body image, self-acceptance, tolerance, difference, friendship and respect. For more information visit Jessica’s website.
To win a copy we are asking that children tell us in 50 words or less what their first experience at attending kindergarten, pre-school or school was like. Children can write their own or ask parents to write their story down for them. Please email your child’s story to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 20th of July. We will publish the winner in the next edition of Thrive magazine.
Good luck everyone!