Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up

Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up

by Michael Berube

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ISBN-13: 9780807019320
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 1,124,728
File size: 678 KB

About the Author

Michael Bérubé is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Penn State University. The author of ten books, including The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read, he lives with his family in State College, Pennsylvania.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Reintroducing Jamie Bérubé

His Brother’s Keeper

To His Health


On the Fields of Play


The Meaning of Life




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Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CatheMarie More than 1 year ago
Mr. Berube's book about his son, Jamie, is a warm, revealing account of their family life. The story is not just about Jamie, but how their family has been enriched and affected by Jamie who was born with Down syndrome. Since Mr. Berube is a disabilities studies scholar, he also enlightens the reader about people with Down syndrome. Although people with Down syndrome have more mainstream educational opportunities, once they've left school they're often isolated and sad. Jamie's life by contrast is neither isolated nor sad, but Jamie, his parents and others in his life have worked hard to help him. This book is both interesting and informative.