Super Kena


A Lynn Powers

Super Kena is a children’s book, written by Becky Cymbaluk and illustrated by Zuzana Svobodová, which tells the story of a little girl with a hearing loss. After Kena has a bad day at school when the other children tease her for her hearing aids, her mother explains to her that they tease her because they

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Jodi Carter

“As an elementary school teacher, I am always on the look-out for books that are mirrors and windows for my students. Students need to see themselves in books – books read to them or read by them – to empower themselves. They also need to be able to look out in the world, beyond themselves,

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Leanne Creamer

“Whether you’re trying to teach your child empathy for other people’s differences, or have a child who is differently-abled who needs to know they aren’t alone, Super Kena is here to save the day! With a relatable story and charming illustrations, Super Kena is a fantastic story for children and families to enjoy over and

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Midwest Book Review

A delightfully entertaining picture book for children ages 4-8, “Super Kena – A Girl Made Fierce With Hearing Aids” is unreservedly recommended for families, daycare centers, preschools, elementary schools, and community library picture book collections in general, and Children’s Special Needs Books in particular. Midwest Book Review Reviewer’s Choice

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A grandmother pens a children’s book to empower her family.

A grandmother pens a children’s book to empower her family. By Becky Cymbaluk A few days after my first grandchild was born in 2016, her mother—my daughter Krystyna—told me that sweet baby Kena didn’t pass her hospital hearing tests. A week or so later, I accompanied Kena (pronounced “Kenna”) and Krystyna to the doctor for

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