Title of Picture Book: The Mermaid who became a Champion
Author: Yip Pin Xiu and Rohit Brijnath
Illustrator: Anngee Neo
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made hostory by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu. How did she do it? Pin Xiu was born with Charcot Marie tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.
In this beautifully-illustrated book, co-written with The Straits Times assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey of how she became a champion at the Paralympic Games.
Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family, values
5 Keywords (other than themes): inclusive, paralympic, determination, sports, rhyme
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This inspiring story is written in rhyme, and comes with delightful illustrations.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-4753-0
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses