Author and Illustrator Cassandra Hill is a native of South Carolina. She holds a Bachelors of Arts and a Master of Arts in the field of Speech Language Pathology. She currently resides in Maryland and practices speech language pathology in a private practice setting. As her employment history is inclusive of delivering speech language pathology services to children in the school setting for eight years, she continues to serve that population by using her gift of storytelling.
Poetry was Mrs. Hill’s first vice and it laid the foundation for her first children’s book. She is the author and illustrator of two children’s’ books Shyann I Am! and It’s Your Birthday Shyann! She also is the writer and producer of the musical CD Change the World Shyann! that accompanies the second book Its Your Birthday Shyann! The song encourages today’s youth to build relationships with children of different cultural backgrounds at home and all around the world. Review of It’s Your Birthday Shyann! KIRKUS DISCOVERIES RAVES: Presented in verse form with no specific meter, It’s Your Birthday Shyann! is fully and brightly illustrated, with a small map and flag included for each visitor, as well as basic instructions for dances. Hill provides proper pronunciations and depicts each visitor in a traditional costume, teaching readers about many different cultures. A valuable tale that promotes multicultural education.