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A joyful picture book about a disabled girl with cerebral palsy who goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends, from #DisabledandCute creator and The Pretty One author Keah Brown.
Sam loves herself, learning, and making her family and friends laugh. She also loves comfortable seats, including a graceful couch named after Misty Copeland and Laney, the sassy backseat of Mom’s car.
After a busy morning of rest, Sam and her friends try on cute outfits at the mall and imagine what the new school year might bring. It’s not until Sam feels tired, and the new seat she meets isn’t so super, that she discovers what might be her best idea all day.
With hilarious, charming text by Keah Brown and exuberant illustrations by Sharee Miller, Sam’s Super Seats celebrates the beauty of self-love, the power of rest, and the necessity of accessible seating in public spaces. Includes narrative description of art for those with low/limited vision.
About the Author
Keah Brown is a journalist, author, and screenwriter. She is the creator of #DisabledAndCute, and her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire UK, and The New York Times, among other publications. Her debut essay collection The Pretty One (Atria Books) published in 2019, and her writing has appeared in the anthologies Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong and You Are Your Best Thing, edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown.
Sharee Miller is the author-illustrator of Princess Hair, Don't Touch My Hair!, and Michelle's Garden (Little Brown for Young Readers). She is also the illustrator of The Shai and Emmie series, written by Quvenzhané Wallis and Nancy Ohlin (Simon and Schuster). Her colorful, happy characters are created using watercolor, colored pencil and pen.
PRAISE FOR SAM'S SUPER SEATS
"A warmhearted, necessary affirmation of disability and self-love through a multifaceted, endearingly imaginative narrator. ... A spirited celebration of self-confidence and self-care." --Kirkus Reviews
"An exuberant picture book that centers ease and rest ... Brown’s (The Pretty One, for adults) candid prose matches the characters’ affectionate demeanors and open expressions, while Miller’s (Michelle’s Garden) pencil-and-watercolor illustrations add playfulness to an assured story about accommodation and self-love." --Publishers Weekly
“Keah Brown, author of The Pretty One and founder of the #DisabledAndCute hashtag on Twitter, writes a delightful story centering disabled joy in her debut picture book.” – BookRiot
“Cheerful and conversational, Sam’s Super Seats is an intersectional addition to the back-to-school picture book canon.” – BookPage
"Beautiful, whimsical, and heartfelt. A gorgeously illustrated reminder that our strengths come in many different shapes and that rest can be part of the adventure." -- Ashley Lukashevsky, New York Times bestselling illustrator