SF Book Review on Serena Tejpar’s “You Are So Much More”

You Are So Much More: An Inspiration for Children Healing from Trauma or Injury follows the tumultuous journey of a young girl who is struggling with her chronic illness. While other children her age are playing outside, going to school, and experiencing the freedom of youth, she must stay in hospital to receive treatment. Since her condition is not mentioned, the story should be easily relatable for any child struggling with any serious ailment. The author acknowledges how scary it can be to live with a serious condition, but also offers hope and encouragement for young survivors.

It is refreshing to see a children’s book that tackles this sensitive subject with a perfect combination positivity and realism. This story is equally important for healthy children to hear. Even though they may not be able to relate to the main character presently, they will gain a better understanding of the daily struggles that plague individuals who are battling illness. The emotions portrayed will help children build empathy toward sick individuals, while also showing how brave one must be to withstand all these challenges. The author provides resources after the story to assist adults who are caring for a child with a chronic illness.

Reviewed By: for San Francisco Book Review
Author Serena Tejpar
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 44 pages
Publisher Loving Healing Press
Publish Date 01-Jun-2022
ISBN 9781615996322
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Issue June 2022
Category Children’s
SERENA TEJPAR is a medical student at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Global Healthand a Certificate in Narrative-Based Medicine. Serena carries a passion for the intersection of health humanities and clinical practice. She was commended for her "commitment to improving the Canadian healthcare system and addressing inequities in healthcare systems worldwide"following her experience as a trauma patient after a near-fatal motor vehicle collision in 2015. She has received numerous awards and honours in recognition of her leadership, community service, and resilience including being named YMCA Ontario's Young Woman of Excellence, Top 50 Emerging Canadian Leader, and a Young Director with G(irls)20.
You Are So Much More
You Are So Much More
You Are So Much More
An Inspiration for Children Healing From Illness or Injury


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