BOOK REVIEW #3: Hind’s Hands: a story about Autism

BOOK REVIEW #3: Hind’s Hands: a Story about Autism   Author: Umm Juwayriyah and Juwayriyah Ayed Illustrator: Emma Apple Publisher: As Sabr Publications We are thrilled to share another book we recently discovered, which will be of interest to families which have been impacted by Autism. Based on a true story, Hinds Hands takes us…

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Autism and the Somali Community

  By: Sirad Shirdon Note: This was an article I wrote for a Somali news site in 2010. The issue of Autism is perhaps more pertinent than ever now, so I thought it would be useful to post here. Since 2010, I have worked extensively with Somali families impacted by Autism in Ohio and Minnesota.…

BOOK REVIEW #2: Going to Mecca

Book Review #2: Going to Mecca Author: Na’ima B. Robert Illustrator: Valentina Cavallini Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books     At the Somali Literacy Project, one of our goals is to find children’s books which are culturally responsive to the literary needs of Somali children. With that said, we were delighted to find Going to…