Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw

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Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability Read Online Free - Shane Burcaw was born with a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy, which hinders his muscles' growth. As a result, his body hasn't grown bigger and stronger as he's gotten older--it's gotten smaller and weaker instead. This hasn't stopped him from doing the things he enjoys (like eating pizza and playing sports and video games) with the people he loves, but it does mean that he routinely relies on his friends and family for help with everything from brushing his teeth to rolling over in bed.

Title : Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability
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ISBN : 1626727716
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Joan rated it ★★★☆☆

February 23, 2018

I am so pleased that this won a Siebert honor award, as opposed to the Schneider award! This is excellent nonfiction full of humor and honesty and positive thinking. If you have read Laughing at my Nightmare, you already have a pretty good idea what is in this book. My favorite page, hands down i...

DaNae rated it ★★★★★

February 15, 2018

It's hard to express how much this book means to me. As someone who lives with someone who lives with disability, it is such a huge part of our life, but such a normal part of it as well. Burcaw shows the challenges he lives with and the adaptions which occur daily, but best of all he give his re...

Amanda rated it ★★★★★

December 13, 2017

I think that this should be read to all kids; the tone is so engaging, the illustrations are terrific, and it covers a topic that isn't often talked about in a simple, open, and humorous way. Thank you, Shane for this book!

Jana rated it ★★★★☆

December 18, 2017

When young children see someone in a wheelchair or someone that is differently abled, then they naturally are curious and have lots of questions. The author of this awesome picture book was born with spinal muscular dystrophy, which makes his body grow smaller and weaker as he gets older. With aw...

Barbara rated it ★★★☆☆

February 17, 2018

I enjoyed the author's earlier memoir, Laughing at My Nightmare, published a couple of years ago, and was delighted to see that he'd written this account of what his life is like for curious younger readers. Containing photographs of Shane at various ages and engaged in different activities, the...

Kim rated it ★★★★★

February 20, 2018

I love this book! I am using it immediately with 6th grade boys to talk about positivity. I almost stood up in the library and shouted "YES!" when I read the author's note. Fantastic! Thank you Shane Burcaw for writing this book and your other book Laughing At My Nightmare--which I will be orderi...

Becky rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

Meet Shane Burcaw who has spinal muscular atrophy (a type of muscular dystrophy) and wants readers to know what he's really like, how he manages everyday tasks, what his hobbies are, and what he can and cannot do. Burcaw's goal in sharing a bit of his life through words and photos is for kids to...

Ariel rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2017

This was funny, easy to read, a good guide for kids on disability from

Marcie rated it ★★★★★

February 19, 2018

As a former Special Education teacher I wish I had had this book long ago. Wonderful!

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

February 27, 2018

This is such a great book to answer curious kids' questions about people with disabilities, and to promote awareness and understanding. He mixes in humor to keep the topics from being too heavy handed. The end notes talk more about him and what he has done- I particularly liked how the t-shirt in...

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