NOAH member Maureen Ryan announces the publication of her new book, My Fair Child
Inspired by the author’s personal experiences and her strong desire to write a book for all children especially children with albinism and their families, Maureen Ryan announces the publication of her children’s book, My Fair Child. My Fair Child gently speaks to our hearts as it is reminiscent of a child’s innocence and the infinite beauty of human diversity.
The story begins when a young child born with albinism hears her mother lovingly speak the words, “Mirror, mirror reflecting from the wall, I am seeing the fairest child of all. Smiling warmly like the rays of the sun, you bring much happiness to everyone.” The child falls asleep feeling a true sense of security. She dreams of magnificent pale creatures like herself and contentedly sees herself playing amongst her fair-haired friends. The reader feels her childlike innocence as she is later approached by a bully. She appears fearful but not defeated. There is no tolerance for this inappropriate behavior as “the creatures form a circle to protect these fair children from any disrespect.” She awakens and shares her dream with her mother and is compassionately reminded of her unique beauty. “Be proud of who you are, let your love shine and hold your head up high fair child of mine.”