The recently published children’s book A Leg to Stand On is written with the aim to help explain life as an amputee to children and to embrace diversity.

Written by Vietnam-era veteran Lois Olson, a leg amputee, she uses her personal experiences as an inspiration for book’s storyline, which according to a media release from Bohlsen Group features her family, friends, and a three-legged therapy dog named Kip.

The release notes that together, they all learn to accept one another’s differences to help an injured goat.

“I wanted to create a book that described amputees to children,” Olson explains. “The book incorporates the compassion of animals into the lesson of acceptance.”

According to the release, by viewing the world through the eyes of an amputee, children and adults alike can learn about the people with disabilities and understand some of the struggles they encounter.

The book is available in softcover and e-book on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and at WestBow Press, per the release.

For more information, visit WestBow Press.

[Source: Westbow Press]