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Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities

Title

Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities

Authors

Donald R. Gallo

Publisher

Candlewick Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780763632557

Pages

215 pages

Genre

realism

Format

anthology

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Presents ten stories of teenagers facing all of the usual challenges of school, parents, boyfriends and girlfriends, plus the additional complications that come with having a physical or psychological disability.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Learning disability Illness; Addiction; Tourette syndrome; migraine; brain damage; paraplegia; wheelchair user; blind; vision loss; attention deficit disorder (ADD); cancer; testicular cancer; asthma; obesity; morbidly obese; alcoholism

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

Awards

Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009 Contemporary Concerns

Keywords

high school; accidents; friendship; challenges; acceptance; multiple stories

Diversity Impact

direct

Owning It: Stories About Teens with Disabilities


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