Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia

Josh: A Boy with Dyslexia

by Caroline D. Janover
     
 

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Fifth grader Josh Grant is dreading the first day of school. As his brother has reminded him, he's a "learning-disabled dummy". Josh wishes he could just stay home.... Written with candor and insight (author Caroline Janover has dyslexia), this book takes us into the mind and heart of a boy with LD.

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Fifth grader Josh Grant is dreading the first day of school. As his brother has reminded him, he's a "learning-disabled dummy". Josh wishes he could just stay home.... Written with candor and insight (author Caroline Janover has dyslexia), this book takes us into the mind and heart of a boy with LD.

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Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Janover, a woman who has dyslexia, writes about its effects on a fifth grade boy in Josh. Josh has been teased all his life by his gifted brother, but things get much worse when he moves. His brother is befriended by a bullying boy who learns of his special class status and calls him a "mental". Josh finds his smaller class much more supportive, he meets friends, and in a victorious moment saves the day, fighting against his disabilities to do so. Janover portrays the disability as only one who knows what dyslexia feels like the inside can do. This eighty-six page book has large print, is not overwhelming to a child with reading difficulties, and has an excellent afterward that is helpful to parent, teacher and child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780914525103
Publisher:
Waterfront Books
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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