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Tell Me the Number Before Infinity: The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability
TELL ME THE NUMBER BEFORE INFINITY, THE STORY OF A GIRL WITH A QUIRKY MIND, AN ECCENTRIC FAMILY, AND OH YES, A DISABILITY describes life and the realities of having a disability in 60 short chapters, arranged chronologically. Although several books on disabilities already exist, the use of two narrations is unique. The subject is Becky Taylor, from her birth in 1972 to abo ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published February 8th 2016 by Many Names Press
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This is such a sweet tale of the love between a mother and her daughter. Alternating between Dena and Becky’s narrative, we are taken on the chronological journey of raising a child with a disability and personally growing up with it. Dena’s love for Becky shines through from her advocacy with doctors and schools, to allowing Becky the independence to move about the world in a way that is best for her. Becky’s frustration with the world around her reminds us to be mindful of our actions and insp ...more
Getting up close and personal is just the doorway to deeper insights about ourselves and our society. The simplicity of this book is awesome. Short chapters by a mother and her daughter living with cerebral palsey. They tell how it was and is to navigate through life at home, in school, in the dorms, with grandma, at the doctor's office and in the job market. Love and dedication mark the entire journey. And the inexcusable callousness and cruelty of the "regular world" towards the disabled jumps ...more