Someone Special, Just Like You
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Someone Special, Just Like You

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by Tricia Brown, Effie Lee Morris
     
 

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Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not important. What is important is the common delight in life--a desire to love, learn and play, and to be accepted for themselves as other children are.

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Brown and Ortiz show that the differences that seem to separate children with handicaps from others are not important. What is important is the common delight in life--a desire to love, learn and play, and to be accepted for themselves as other children are.

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“Shows preschool disabled children actively playing and learning....In dispelling the fear of the unknown and showing our common needs for physical affection, community, skills, and independence, this book should do much to help the disabled [child] gain acceptance from other children.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
As the title suggests, the author's emphasis is the distinctiveness of all children. Photographs join Brown's words in showing how children who are hearing, sight or mobility impaired enjoy the same things as all children. Difficulties these children encounter is also discussed, though not at all in a heavy-handed way. The tender ending stresses the capacity of love which all children possess.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805042689
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
09/15/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
609,711
Product dimensions:
9.35(w) x 6.64(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Tricia Brown is also the author of Hello, Amigos! and L'Chaim: The Story of a Russian Émigré Boy. She has traveled extensively in southeast Asia and is a member of the Chinese Culture foundation. She has a master's degree in international multicultural education and lives in San Francisco, California.

Fran Ortiz, an award-winning photojournalist, was also the photographer for Hello, Amigos! In 1981 he was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his social documentary on the Mono Indians. He lives in Kensington, California.

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Someone Special, Just Like You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book because it shows the different disabilities a child might have and some of the therapies they gow through. It also focuses on the similarities instead of the differences and that the disabilities does not define them. The words are big for younger readers with many sight words
Guest More than 1 year ago
Here's an age-appropriate book that tells young children it's okay to have a physical disability and that it's not the end of the world. Someone Special, Just like You will probably stop a lot of cruel teasing before it starts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story was really good exept for its length but the authors shot for there goals and missed by an inch