//Children’s Book Published by MISS USA!

Children’s Book Published by MISS USA!

Book Self Publishing Author - Shandi Finnessey

Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004, is the author of the children’s book The Furrtails, which helps children appreciate individuality and understand their peers who have disabilities.

“I’ve been doing a lot with the book with Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Convention, arenas like that. I also go into grade schools to share my book with students. I have been trying to raise awareness because I think the unknown is what scares people so much. They don’t know how they should interact with someone with a disability—someone who is different from them.”