Different Like Delia

by Ann Marie King and Ava Murphy

Meet Delia.

She’s a smart-witted fashionista from San Francisco. She seems to have it all—brains, beauty, and talent.

There’s just one thing that sometimes holds her back: She stutters.

Learn how Delia faces her challenges head on, and keeps her dreams alive. With the love and support of some special people, she discovers how to turn her struggle into her superpower!

Ann Marie King and Ava Murphy’s exquisitely illustratedand discerning story skillfully normalizes the often felt distressing emotions a stutterer encounters, helping them feel less isolated. It demonstrates how the strong spirit of this intelligent and creative young girl turns her struggle into her superpower. Different Like Delia began as a way for Ann Marie to help her daughter Ava cope with the emotions she experienced surrounding her stutter, and writing their story together served as a distraction from her sober reality Ava and Ann Marie spent many tearful nights discussing her dysfluency and the question of why it happened to her. Her older brother Eamon understood since he began to stutter at the age of five. Eamon and Ava have felt confused, embarrassed, and frustrated by their stuttering. The truth is, stuttering in itself is not the problem: it’s the reaction from others that causes the pain.

ISBN: 9780578741420

€ 17.00 

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Date of Publication: 19/12/2020

  
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