Beauty is my Birthmark

by Diana Mendoza & Illustrated by Gilbert Plasencia



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/6/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781728321592
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 30
ISBN : 9781728321585

About the Book

Beauty is my birthmark is a book dedicated to my daughter Emely who was Sturge Weber and a Port Wine Stain. I wanted to have something that she can share in her first year of school. This book is also dedicated to all the Sturge Weber and Port Wine Stain families. Growing up and being different is one of the hardest things a kid can go through in school. I put myself in my daughters’ shoes and I just wanted to find the easiest way to let others know what it is that she has on her face without being questioned. When you see people staring and looking at you, wondering what it is you have on your face, making you feel uncomfortable. As a parent, it makes us feel uncomfortable I can’t imagine the feeling my child has. To all my Sturge weber families you know exactly how this feels. This book will explain it as simple as possible. It is meant for young readers 4 years -9 years, where they can clearly understand that “It’s just a birthmark” and that its okay to be different. Being different but still beautiful.

About the Author

The Author of the book Diana Mendoza was inspired to write this book for her little girl that has Sturge weber. She wanted to find a way to share awareness and at the same time make it easy for Emely in her first years of school. Emely was her inspiration to make this book for her and for all those other children with similar diagnosis. She is an advocate for her daughter’s diagnosis of Sturge Weber- Port Wine Stain. She wanted to have something that kids can share with other kids and make it easy for them to understand why they are different but still beautiful. This book hopefully helps many families out there that are trying to find ways to share the beauty of their child.