📕 : Anna – A Special Child
🔖 : #shortstory
⭐ : 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5
👩🦽Have you ever come across kids/adults who need extra care, more help with going about their daily personal chores and require special attention? Do you think it’s a burden to have these kind of people in your lives? Well, first of all, it’s not their fault that they are born like this or destined to become one after birth. We need to accept them as they are and I’m sure this’ll go a long way in their acceptance in regular society!
👩🦽Anna, a twelve year-old girl, is just like any other girl of her age — bright, cheerful and buzzing with enthusiasm. Except that fate has confined her to a wheelchair since she was four. It was a freak accident that made her lose the ability to walk and changed her life upside down in a few seconds. After studying in a school for children with special needs, her father joins her in a regular school as he feels this might make her feel more accepted and less depressed!
👩🦽 Anna takes a great liking towards her new school and settles down quite well, much to the joy of her father! With supportive parents at home and understanding peers at school, life seems to be slowly getting back on track for Anna! Now enters the bully David, who takes special pride and immense pleasure in hurting others. Anna’s best friend Leena tries her best to always stand by her friend. The rest of the story revolves around her school days, cultural and sports events and birthday parties of Anna and her friends!
👩🦽This book teaches us to look beyond a person’s physical appearance and accept them. Urvashi has weaved her story with such simple and warm narration that caters to kids and parents alike. She opens our eyes to the plentiful challenges faced by disabled people, the constant ridicule they face and umpteen rejections they conquer!
👩🦽This book is a must read for people of all ages and you can easily finish it in a single sitting.