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YA-Written by two young men with Down's Syndrome, this book will open eyes and touch the heart. The interview style is involving as the authors discuss their friendship, having Down's Syndrome, marriage, children, becoming independent, and their hopes and dreams for the future. They speak openly about how people have treated them differently because of their disorder and how they feel about it. The book is occasionally a challenge to read since the authors speak in unusual syntax. Black-and-white photographs from family albums appear in a center insert. Curious teens and friends and family members of the disabled will feel the emotions of these two remarkable young men and learn how they work to cope and to succeed.
Jacqueline Craig, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
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Kingsley and Levitz write about education, employment, ambitions, families, sex and marriage, and their disability--Down syndrome--in a dialogue format. At Jason's birth, the obstetrician said that he'd never learn anything and should be institutionalized. Fortunately, the Kingsleys ignored this advice, and their son has since attended school, written poetry, registered to vote, and memorized scripts for appearances on "Sesame Street" and "The Fall Guy." Mitchell is an equally successful young man whose mother was one of the founders of the Parent Assistance Committee on Down Syndrome. Hearing about Down syndrome directly from these young men has a good deal more impact than reading any guide from a professional or even a parent. Their comments are eye-opening and heartening. Denise Perry Donavin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
wonderful effort to welcome down's syndrome people into the mainstream!!Published 9 months ago by bill.i.am
I tried to force myself to read this, I really did. Having a daughter with Down Syndrome, I am always looking for reads related to that subject. Read morePublished 17 months ago by KWun
I find the book to be the result of an enormous challenge. It is a window into the advancing development of two men with Downs Syndrome.Published on July 12, 2012 by P E R E R A