Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Books

First vitiligo fairy tale for children comes from Jewel Kats

See also

Canadian author Jewel Kats has become the first to publish a vitiligo-themed fairy tale in the world of children’s literature.

Award-winning Canadian author of children’s books Jewel Kats has published the first vitiligo fairy tale titled ‘Snow White's Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale’ (Loving Healing Press, 2013).

Part of the Fairy Ability Tales series of the Loving Healing Press, Kats’ book tells the modern day story of a girl who is born with seven white patches on her skin – a feature that leads her worldly mother to imprison her and hide her from the world. But when the girl finds a magic mirror, her world grows out of the captivity and reveals to her her true, beautiful self.

The story is another empowering work of fantasy literature by Kats who has previously earned international recognition with her award-winning book ‘Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair’. With colorful illustrations by Dan Goodfellow, the book aims at creating a positive self-image of children who have any kind of physical differences, especially of skin color or texture.

For a side plot, young readers are also made aware of plagiarism – something Snow White’s mom indulges in – and moved toward genuine and unaffected approach to life. Kats also includes a loving dwarf family in the story to teach the values of love and care for others in life.

At large, ‘Snow White's Seven Patches’ revitalizes the concept that “beauty is within the eye of the beholder”.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Brad Pitt
    Find out how a $10 donation could win you a date with Brad Pitt
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Cash
    Famous men and their cats prove you don't have to look tough to look good
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • Valerie Harper
    Valerie Harper clarifies her 'cancer-free' statement with some additional information
    Headlines
  • Kate Middleton
    Kate Middleton's beautiful DVF dress sells out in just minutes
    Camera
    Pop Culture
  • Robin
    As Batman ends the search for Damian's body, we wonder who the next Robin will be
    Camera
    Comics Buzz
  • Vampire Diaries
    See the hottest predictions for the upcoming season of 'The Vampire Diaries'
    Video
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!