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After successfully hiding her learning disability problems from her Australian pen pal, Jennifer becomes very apprehensive when her friend announces she is coming for a visit and wants to spend a day at her school.
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These first installments of The Kids on the Block series are intended to teach able and disabled children about the differences and similarities they share. The first three books involve children in the same elementary school class. Each is a first-person narrative of striving and accomplishment into which methods of coping are woven. In Business , Renaldo, who is blind, creates an exciting if unprofitable business making cards that acknowledge the "step" prefix many contemporary families use; in Your Turn , Mark, who has cerebral palsy and rides in a souped-up wheelchair, reports on sports for the school newspaper; in Secrets , Jennifer, who is a learning-disabled child, meets a pen pal from Australia who uses different phrases of speech just as she uses different tricks to help her learn. Each book poses experiments for readers; each answers logical questions clearly; in each, the child leads a full life. In Friends for Life , the pattern changes: Amy tells the story of a fight to save school aide Natalie's video club sponsorship job when the community learns that she has AIDS. At a heated meeting, Amy introduces an interview the club has taped with Natalie that turns the tide. A talkiness in all four books sometimes confuses the stories or drags them out, but the points come through nevertheless. Ages 8-12.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 3302122401
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Loel Barr (illustrator). Clean tight book. Has the usual ex-library marks inside and out. Text is clean and unmarked. Size: 7 1/4 X 9 1/4 x 3/8. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 007735
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: As New. Published by Twenty-First Century Century Books, 1988. Hardcover. As New. This book looks unread but was on the shelves of an active bookstore where it was handled by customers. No crease on spine. Name stamped inside and pocket but no library markins. Crease on title page. | Orders received by noon central time ship the same day. Books ship in a bubble lined poly mailer. | Any retail labels are removed and covers sanitized with alcohol before shipping if possible without damaging the covers. | 100% satisfaction guaranteed. | The pics are the actual book. Take a look and see if it is acceptable to you. After successfully hiding her learning disability problems from her Australian pen pal, Jennifer becomes very apprehensive when her friend announces she is coming for a visit and wants to spend a day at her school. Goodreads. ISBN 13: 9780941477017. Seller Inventory # 3870