A joyful picture book about a disabled girl with cerebral palsy who goes back-to-school shopping with her best friends, from #DisabledandCute creator andThe Pretty Oneauthor 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 Seatscelebrates 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.
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.