Made by Raffi: An Important Children’s Book on Bullying, Gender Roles and Autism…

Made by Raffi - Craig Pomranz

Please note that the blow is posted by the author of Made By Raffi – Craig Pomranz. He says: I am reaching out to parents, journalists and educators.  I think it is important to keep this conversation going! My children’s book Made by Raffi is out and I am very proud of the attention and reviews. I am, however, mostly proud of the conversation regarding “embracing our differences” that it is generating.  

Inspired by a true-life incident, Made By Raffi is the story of a little boy who likes to knit and sew. At first, he is teased for his hobby, but in the end he becomes a hero to his class.  Recently released in Chinese and Korean, Made by Raffi is now published in 8 languages and 11 countries so far by UK publishers Frances Lincoln. Award-winning artist Margaret Chamberlain is the illustrator. 

I wrote the book to support young boys and girls who are perceived as “different” because of their appearance or hobbies. It is a funny colourful book with a serious message and will interest those who care about promoting diversity and embracing our differences, as well as all children seeking to fit in.

Oprah’s guru Geneen Roth [Women, Food and God] had this to say about the book: “I wanted you all to know about this one…although he is bullied, he really does stay true to himself…and it all comes around in the end. So touching.”  

I was recently forwarded this email from a man in Istanbul:  

“Today I enjoyed to pre-order your beautiful and meaningful children book for my cousin.  Especially here in Turkey we need to learn respect to the one who is different than us.  Thanks for your effort to make the world a better place to live.  Best regards, “

Made By Raffi is available on and BarnesandNoble as well as other sites around the world.

If you need any more information I can be reached at this email and on twitter @MadeByRaffi.

We would appreciate your feedback on this new venture and very important topic.

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