Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.
Disability and Health; Physical disability; Developmental disability; crooked spine; low IQ
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1996
bullying; football; university; friendship; Vietnam War; US Presidents; Chinese President; chess; NASA; kindness; business owner; Alabama
Groom, Winston, "Forrest Gump" (2012). Diverse Families. 1558.