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Silke Schnee

Silke Schnee
  • children’s author and television journalist
  • mother of three children, include one with Down syndrome
  • co-founder of innovative, inclusive school
Silke Schnee is a journalist and television producer for a public broadcaster in Cologne, Germany. She is married and has three sons. Her youngest son Noah was born in July 2008 with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Silke Schnee's familyShe writes: “At first when Noah was born, we were shocked and sad. The catalyst for writing my books was witnessing the effect he had on many people, despite being categorized as disabled. In fact, our little prince brings much love, joy, and sunshine not only to us, but to all around him. Children are a wonder, and we must see them with the eyes of our heart: each child just the way he or she is.”  Read Full Biography

Schnee is a co-founder of a school in Cologne that welcomes all children regardless of their abilities and disabilities.