‘Beautifully Different’ – Teaches Children to Embrace Diversity
Dana Salim announced today that her latest children’s picture book, Beautifully Different, will be released in April 2017, published by DS Publishing, LLC. It is the second book in the Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures series.
In Beautifully Different, Yousuf wonders if being different is a good or a bad thing. Kids who are different get teased, bullied and picked on. It would be a lot simpler if everyone were the same. Yousuf’s dad suggests that he play the Time Travel game to see if he can find some answers. Yousuf loves that game. He settles back in a comfortable position, closes his eyes, clears his mind of distracting thoughts, and before he knows it, he is on a boat heading towards a far-away island.
Why are people different?
Why can’t we be the same?
Find out with Yousuf,
in the Imagination Game.
Get yourself ready
to sing, swing and shout!
The Weeds are coming,
and there’s only one way out.
Through an exciting adventure filled with colorful illustrations, Beautifully Different teaches children that being different is beautiful.
“Beautifully Different offers children a fun-filled and enlightening fable wherein Yousuf learns why being yourself is special and perfect, even if you’re not like everyone else in school. I loved following Yousuf as he travels over the waves and learns for himself the importance of celebrating diversity. He sees how if different people join together, they become strong enough to stand up to the bullies, and, in their unity, become even more special. The illustrations in this book are marvelous! Each panel is bright and cheerful with bold colors that pop off the page as Yousuf plays his Time Travel game and discovers that being different is beautiful, and that appreciating everyone’s differences is best of all. Beautifully is most highly recommended.” –Readers’ Favorite
About the Author:
Dana Salim lives in McAllen, TX. She loves going on adventures with her son, Yousuf, and her husband. Her first children’s book Dreamland with Mommy, the first book in the Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures series, was published in August 2015. She founded DS Publishing, LLC with her husband in August 2016. Their mission is to provide products that instill and encourage diversity, acceptance and confidence in one’s self and dreams.