On Being Sarah

Title

On Being Sarah

Illustrator

Lino Saffioti

Publisher

Albert Whitman & Company

Publication Year

1992

ISBN

9780807560686

Pages

172 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Twelve-year-old Sarah Bennett, a young victim of cerebral palsy, yearns to become a part of the "normal" world, and she gets her chance when she is mainstreamed into a regular school, makes a new best friend, and learns to come to terms with her special challenge.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Disability and Health; Physical disability; Developmental disability; wheelchair user; cerebral palsy

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and sister

Keywords

special eduation class; sister; disappointment; Blissymbols system; communication; friendship; challenges

Diversity Impact

direct

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