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Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome 2nd Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1930868144
ISBN-10: 1930868146
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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.

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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 (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,807,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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If you read gifts....this is some what similar. But I love this book. I met the author at a seminar..and loved him. He has a sister with Ds. The stories he told...oh man. This book is full of positive stories, not ones about how hard it was when you found out the baby you just gave birth to has Ds...I LOVE this book!
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This is an awesome book! I read it cover to cover! I think everyone should read it to help embrace people with down syndrome as members of our communities who have lots to contribute and share!
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