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Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome Paperback – March 20, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1930868144 ISBN-10: 1930868146 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Band of Angels Press; 2nd edition (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930868146
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930868144
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"I just read "Common Threads, Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome" cover to cover. Thank you so very much for publishing such an inspiring book. We know our daughter, Maggie, now 3 with Down Syndrome, will teach us all so much about love, life and happiness. As a new parent is it so nice to hear all these wonderful stories and know that the sky really is the limit for her." --Karen Lemon

"Thank you so much! I just received 'Common Threads' and it has changed my life. This is exactly what I needed to start my life with my beautiful baby. I am now so excited about finding her speacial talents and helping her become all that she can be. I wish every new mom and dad could get this while they were in the hospital. I am so grateful to have this inspiring book." --Kati Layosa

About the Author

Cynthia Kidder is the mother of three sons, the youngest of whom has Down syndrome. She is a writer and presenter to families and educators regarding maximizing the potential of young people with Down syndrome.

Brian Skotko is currently in his third year as a student at Harvard Medical School. He has two sisters, one of whom has Down syndrome and has committed a great deal of his professional energy to increasing awareness of the capabilities of persons with Down syndrome.


More About the Author

Cynthia Hutchison (Kidder) is the founder of Band of Angels She is a graduate of Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

After the birth of her third son, Jordan, who has Down syndrome, Cynthia turned her professional energies to increasing the visibility and opportunities for persons with disabilities.

She is a frequent speaker at regional, state and national conferences on education of students with Down syndrome, autism and other learning differences.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By John Duncan on October 7, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This wonderful volume about children (and their families) touched by Down syndrome is an inspiring and candid look at their dreams and goals, illustrated with original and beautifully styled photos of the children. It is a celebration of the beauty of children and how much alike all children are, regardless of their limitations, perceived or real. I can't decide which kept me from putting this book down - the photos or the stories - both were awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Leonie on September 11, 2006
Format: Hardcover
As a parent of a child with Down syndrome, this is my favourite book. The photos of the children are delightful and the stories are inspirational and informative. It is a great coffee table book that you can easily share with family and friends and everyone can enjoy and celebrate the person with Down syndrome.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Maria on January 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The photographs are beautiful and the little stories are interesting. The book is determinedly up- beat, almost to a fault, but the author's desire to present the best side of these children is understandable. She makes clear the fact that Down Syndrome children and adults are capable of so much , especially with the help of a good education and the understanding of the community. My major criticism is that the text and the photographs were totally unrelated.
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By Christine on September 21, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book is filled with beautiful stories and uplifting words. I have it near me at work to remind me to be thankful everyday.
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