This powerful and eye opening picture book that uses the first-person testimony of Summer, a 12-year-old living with epilepsy. Summer explains the different forms of epilepsy that she suffers from, absent seizures and tonic clonic seizures.
Summer talks about how her condition affects her everyday life and the emotional challenges she faces. The open and clear text encourages students to empathise with other children’s differences and recognizes the similarities between their own lives and hers.
The BAFTA award-winning stories were originally produced as animations for the BBC. Aimed at children aged 9 and up, these powerful and evocative stories have now been captured in book form as rich, visual testimonies of the impact an illness has on a child’s daily life and how they cope and are able to enjoy the life that they have.