Proud To Be Me | Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press

Proud To Be Me

Proud To Be Me, a colorful new board book for toddlers that teaches about physical differences and promotes self-confidence. 

Written by Gillette Children's pediatric hand surgeons Ann Van Heest, MD and Deborah Bohn, MD, and illustrated by Rick Korab.   

Celebrate individuality with Proud To Be Me. Whether it's a surgery that gave a child a thumb, a guide dog that helps them see, or a prosthesis that allows them to run, Proud To Be Me teaches children to love and accept themselves for who they are. This board book uses simple text and colorful illustrations to encourage children to be proud of their differences.

Proud To Be Me was funded by the James House, MD, MS, Fund for Hand and Upper Extremity Excellence at Gillette Children’s. All of the proceeds from the book go back to the fund to support ongoing research and care by Gillette’s orthopedic hand and upper extremity team.   

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