People with Mental and Physical Challenges

People with Mental and Physical Challenges

by Ellyn Sanna
     
 

Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: People with Mental and Physical Challenges

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities-these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. People with mental and physical challenges often face misunderstanding and prejudice.

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Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: People with Mental and Physical Challenges

Different skin colors, different languages, different religions, different abilities-these are all things that sometimes cause us to judge other people unfairly. People with mental and physical challenges often face misunderstanding and prejudice. Institutionalization, violence, and stereotypes are just some of the important issues.

Learn more about what prejudice means for people with mental and physical challenges. Gallup guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice: People with Mental and Physical Challenges explores the history of discrimination toward this group and the laws that address it. Read personal stories from people with disabilities-and learn how to fight prejudice both within you and in the world around you.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Leona Illig
Sometimes people with mental or physical challenges discover that the reactions of other people are almost as painful as the challenges themselves. Historically society has not dealt well, or fairly, with people who are different. The segregation, ostracism, and discrimination directed at those with disabilities have been, sadly, all too common. This book attempts to tell their stories and provide different perspectives as to how the disadvantaged can successfully interact in society. It also tries to show how each one of us can modify our behaviors to eliminate our prejudices and enable us to treat all people with understanding and justice. Unfortunately, this book takes a heavy-handed approach. It begins with long, difficult definitions of terms such as impairment, disability, and handicap. The early pages consist only of text, and this, combined with a high level of vocabulary, is likely to discourage many readers. The book is more successful when it tells the personal stories of young people with disabilities, and describes the challenges that they face in dealing not only with their illnesses, but also with the treatment accorded to them by others. Nevertheless, this book tells more than it shows, and uses a style of language and terminology that ranges from high/complex to contemporary/simple. The placement of text, and the choice of fonts, were not carefully thought out. The intent and ideas behind this book are admirable. The execution, however, leaves a lot to be desired. This book is part of the "Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice." Reviewer: Leona Illig

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422224700
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Series:
Gallup Guides for Youth Facing Persistent Prejudice Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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