Get your copy of The Mermaid Who Became a Champion signed by the illustrator, Anngee Neo at IAF 2017!
About Anngee: www.anngee.sg
Anngee’s works include illustrations for The Crane and the Crab, written by former President SR Nathan, and The Rock and the Bird, which won the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in 2015.
About “The Mermaid Who Became a Champion”
In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made history by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu.
How did she do it? Pin Xiu has Charcot Marie Tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. By four years old, she needed an ankle-foot brace to assist her with walking. By 13 years old, she could no longer walk and started using a wheelchair.
Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.
In this beautifully-illustrated book, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey, from being bullied in school to becoming a champion at the Paralympic Games, and of how she overcame obstacles and met life’s challenges. It is a story of resilience and determination.
Time : TBC ( see programme page for latest update )
Venue : Book Signing corner at LASALLE College of the Arts ( McNally Campus )