Nelson Beats the Odds is an inspirational graphic novel about a special education student who overcomes a learning disability and graduated from colleges. The novel,which primarily features black children, was authored byRonnie Sidney, II, MSW and illustrated by Traci Van Wagoner. There is much need for books that motivate, educate and expose children, not only to good attitudes towards people who sometimes don’t look like them, but to children who are, in fact, very much their peers. Whether you need a book for a well abled Indian boy or a little African girl, this book speaks to almost everyone and touches you in a unique way – subtly teaching lessons of tolerance, perseverance and strength.
About the Author
Richmond, Virginia born, Ronnie Sidney, II, MSW, is a therapist, entrepreneur, speaker, author, consultant, workshop presenter and social advocate. He received a Master of Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Sidney is also the founder of Creative Medicine: Healing Through Words, LLC. The company has been facilitating expressive writing programs since June 2014 and offers workshops, professional lectures, book publishing, app development and consultation services.
About the Book
Nelson use to think school was all about playing around and talking with his friends. When Nelson learns that he has been placed in Special Education, he fears being teased. Consequently, he keeps his learning disability and ADHD diagnosis a secret. With the encouragement of his parents and assistance from Mrs. T., his Special Education teacher, Nelson pushes the boundaries and discovers his potential. ”Nelson Beats The Odds” is an inspiring story that celebrates friendship, resilience and empowerment. The striking illustrations give life to ”Nelson Beats The Odds”, while the author’s story is perfect for students diagnosed with learning disabilities or mental health disorders.
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