How we are

A boy has a little sister with Down syndrome and learns that the chromosome doesn't matter. It’s a chance for us to learn who we are.

Matias, a curious boy, anxiously awaits the birth of his sister.

For a while he has wanted someone he can play with and share his childhood discoveries. After Marina is born, he realizes that not everything is as he imagined they would be. Full of questions, Matias wants to understand why things are the way they are.

In “Como Somos” (How We Are), a children's book by Flávia Lins e Silva, it is possible to see how Matias and his family learn to deal with uncertainties and questions about each person's differences. With love and acceptance, they understand and accept each other as they are and discover that, together, it is possible to create new possibilities.