Author(s): Natalia Scabuso; Nicholas Bastidas
Beth and Her Cleft is an illustrated children's book designed to help children, their siblings, and their families understand all about cleft lip and palate. It is written through the eyes of an older sibling who was first confused about why her baby sister looked and spoke differently. She observes her sisters progression through the necessary surgeries and supportive steps taken to treat Beth's cleft lip and palate. Her families love and support for Beth help her become confident and strong. Beth and Her Cleft is written in rhyming verses and is easy for children to follow. It is written to be humorous and casual. The author, Dr. Bastidas, is a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon based in New York. He wrote this book to help families speak openly about clefts and to comprehend the timeline and events required to treat cleft lip and palate. 100% of the proceeds are used to fund the Saving Faces Foundation (a 501c3 organization dedicated to treating children with visible birth anomalies). You purchasing this book is essentially a donation to our charity and will be used to help other children.