Something’s Different About Grandpa is a heartwarming children’s book about a man’s journey with Parkinson’s alongside his grandson. Written and illustrated by new author Sasha Au Yong, a recent graduate of Pickering College in Newmarket, Ontario, Something’s Different About Grandpa is a winning Global Leadership Program Capstone Action Project in support of Parkinson Canada. The book is suitable for all ages and is a great way for adults to teach young children about Parkinson’s disease.
Sasha’s book is the culmination of a long process: she began work on this action project as part of the Global Leadership Program at the beginning of Grade 11 with an in-depth research paper on Parkinson’s Disease. In Grade 12, Sasha and her classmates were tasked with taking action on their chosen issue. After considering the best way to spread awareness about Parkinson’s Disease, Sasha decided to write and illustrate her own book.
You can support Sasha’s project by making a donation directly to her campaign.
The hard-copy version is also available for delivery in Canada and internationally. You can order a hard-copy for $12 plus shipping to support the cause. All proceeds go to Parkinson Canada. Or fill out the form below for a free electronic copy.