Produced in collaboration with Movement of the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) and HSBC, and written by Lianne Ong.
A Place for Us is a picture book series about persons with special needs. Drawn from real-life experiences, each story aims to build respect, empathy and acceptance in young readers.
Books in the Series:
Not So Scary After All
Adam is afraid of dogs. One day at his friend’s house, he loses his favourite toy. Max, his friend’s pet dog, finds the toy and returns it safely to Adam. Will this help Adam overcome his fear of dogs?
I Can Help You
Eliza helps to run the school's mini mart. She enjoys helping customers and being the cashier.
When the owner of the provision shop near her home has a fall, she offers to help out at his shop. But he is doubtful she can do it.
Malik and his friends tease Yusuf whenever they see him passing by. When Malik learns of Yusuf’s talents, he feels ashamed and has a change of heart. But will Malik make a stand for Yusuf?
One Step At A Time
Vijay has his first job training and workplace experience at a famous hotel restaurant. Whenever he feels that he cannot cope with the amount of work, he reminds himself to take one step at a time. Things go well for him until an incident happens at the restaurant.
He's My Brother
Zac has habits that seem different to most people. From his repetitive actions to fascination with lists, Zac often tests the patience of his elder brother, Gavin. But after watching how Zac helps two strangers while on an outing, Gavin is proud of his brother’s kindheartedness and ability to help those in need.
Ying volunteers at the neighbourhood nursing home every week. She befriends a resident, Mrs Chen, and they spend time together playing games and going for walks. Ying loves to paint and one day, she invites Mrs Chen to paint with her. But when Mrs Chen gets upset at the idea, Ying finds out why.