The Mermaid who became a Champion

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

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