Jess Lehman
Jess Lehman asked:

I would like to hear from any parents with special needs kids or any special ed teachers on what they thought of this book. Anyone?

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Bijou Speaking as someone who is herself disabled, I think that it's a very good book, particularly for being written by an abled person. I always cringe when I see books about "special needs" individuals (such as myself) written by people who misunderstand us and perpetuate stereotypes about us. Usually I don't even bother reading them, to be honest, but I am fairly glad I picked up this one. It does play into stereotypes quite a lot, but spends a lot of time trying to break them as well. I will warn you that it is quite rough in places and I would not recommend it for any children below high-school age. It is reasonably sensitive and well-written, though, and overall I do recommend it.
Taryn I would like people to stop asking parents of disabled people to speak for disabled people. Thanks! :) (I am also disabled, and it's not nice to be spoken for or forgotten about.)
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