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Margaret's Moves

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Nine-year-old Margaret, confined to a wheelchair by spina bifida, longs for a new, lightweight "sportsmodel" chair so that she can speed around as fast as the athletic brother with whom she has an ongoing rivalry.
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Published June 3rd 1985 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Megan
Jan 05, 2009 Megan rated it really liked it
I had read this as a child and it stuck with me for a long time afterwards. Margaret is determined to save up the money for a canopy bed and be able to keep up with her older brother Rusty, which is hard to do as she is now confined to a wheelchair. But she doesn't give up.
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Jun 07, 2016 Debbi rated it really liked it
This woman was a friend and an early mentor. I decided to buy all of her books and read them in sequence. What an interesting experience! I love her style--clear and age-appropriate, but she doesn't "talk down" to anyone. Those that echo her childhood are captivating. Those that speak to children in her life are tender. All have funny moments, real conflicts, and resolution. It was like talking to her again. Thank you, Berniece.
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While growing up in a large sharecropping family in Missouri during the Depression, Berniece Rabe Tryand practiced telling stories to herself. When she was 40, a teacher at Elgin Community College inspired her to use those storytelling skills to become an author, leading her to write 17 books, several of which won awards.

Ms. Tryand’s 1978 book “The Orphans” (Dutton Juvenile) won the Society of Mid
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