I am fearless. I am strong. I am tough.

SAHARA Khan is a determined, strong, and courageous girl. She has an epic vision of becoming a chef — and nothing can stop her. Find out how Sahara develops her senses and learns to use them in the kitchen. Join her in an epic journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

Publisher: Armour Publishing
Series: Live To Inspire
Debasmita Dasgupta
ISBN: 978-981-48-0790-6
Published: 2020
Dimensions: 240 x 210 mm
Extent: 32 pages
Finish: Paperback
Rating: Children’s picture book

5-star review from Readers’ Favorite

Sahara’s Special Senses by Eva Wong Nava is heartwarming and will encourage all children with disabilities to become strong, tough, and determined, and pursue their dreams. It is an excellent book for educators and parents to read out to kids to motivate them to dream big, develop their senses and learn to use them to their advantage despite their disabilities.



- Christine Hà, Author and Celebrity Chef -

“As a blind chef, I love seeing elements of myself in this book. It’s important children grow up reading about those who are like them and learning about those who are NOT like them, too—it’s the way we move towards a more inclusive society. Adults can also enjoy Sahara’s Special Senses with the factoids included at the end. This book is for everybody.


- Ann Mah, bestselling author of The Lost Vintage -

“This is a beautifully told and illustrated story about a determined young girl who learns to develop her senses – reading this book, you’ll taste the spices, hear the bread baking and want to devour everything Sahara eats.”


- Audra Morrice, Masterchef and author of My Kitchen Your Table and Cook and Feast -

“What a beautiful story. The beautiful innocence and strength of a little girl shines through. She is surrounded by loved ones who choose to focus on her capabilities and empowering her every step of the way. Regardless of our circumstances, we should all do the same—focus on what we can do and not what we can’t.


- Mathieu Escoffier, Director and Chef, Ma Cuisine (Singapore and Beaune) -

“A beautiful story that corroborates the power of attraction—what you desire will happen. The perception of memories is often stronger than instinct. Eva demonstrates that the education of taste, at all levels, is the key to a fulfilling life.


- Joshua Chegne How Poon, Executive Director of the Singapore Association of Visually Handicapped -

 “A fascinating story. Sahara’s aspirations to become what she desires, using every good thing she has, not letting her limitations stop her–inspires me to tell Sahara’s story to all I meet.”