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By Lori Lansens. 2006
Conjoined twins Rose and Ruby Darlen, born in the midst of a tornado and abandoned by their mother, are raised… by Aunt Lovey, who refuses to see them as deformed. At age 29, Rose, the more verbal and bookish twin, begins writing their story. Rose shares her darkest memory and her deepest regret, while Ruby, the prettier, more practical twin, offers critical details, such as what prompted Rose to write their life story. Descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2006.
By Kim Cheshire. 1978
By Susan Glickman. 2018
Sixteen-year-old Libby is disabled by cerebral palsy. She writes a fantasy novel called The Discovery of Flight as a present… for her sister Sophie's thirteenth birthday, in which Libby takes the form of a hawk telepathically linked to a girl who resembles Sophie. Interwoven with Libby's novel is Sophie's diary, in which she discusses the deteriorating condition of her older sister. 2018.
By Billie Letts. 1998
Caney Paxton, a Vietnam vet who has lost the use of his legs, runs a small roadside cafe in Sequoyah,… Oklahoma. The regulars at the Honk and Holler are surprised when Caney hires first a Native American waitress and later a Vietnamese cook. The two newcomers soon bring life to the cafe's humdrum routine. 1998.
By Carson McCullers. 1967
John Singer, a deaf-mute whose only friend has been committed to an insane asylum, is forced to listen and not… "talk." He becomes the confidant of several people, but they do not recognize his problems.
By Rebecca Kauffman. 2018
By William Bell. 1988
Fifteen-year-old George Ma, a recently adopted Asian, is crippled by loss of memory, the result of a horror-filled escape from… his war-torn country. He becomes friends with "Hook", a paraplegic; Amy, a blind computer whiz; and Heather, who is deaf. Together they face the challenge of a motorcycle trip to Algonquin Park. For junior and senior high readers. c1988.
By Chris Crutcher. 1987
A high school athlete, frustrated at being handicapped after an accident, runs away from home and is helped back to… mental and physical health by a black benefactor and the people in a special school where he enrolls. Junior and Senior High. 1987.
By Wayne Johnston. 2006
Sheilagh Fielding - a striking, unconventional, six-foot-three Newfoundland columnist - has holed up on the island of Loreburn after her… mother dies. There, Fielding senses the presence of her mysterious "Provider," who has shadowed her all her life and whom she has never met face-to-face. As Fielding tells her life story and keeps her secrets, her Provider draws closer. Sequel to "The colony of unrequited dreams" (DC17664). 2006.
By Josh Berk. 2010
When Will Halpin transfers from his all-deaf school into a mainstream Pennsylvania high school, he faces discrimination and bullying, but… still manages to solve a mystery surrounding the death of a popular football player in his class. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2010.
By Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
When his mother is accused of stealing jewelry at a charity dinner, Orville and his friend Agatha team up to… find the real thief - and their prime suspect is a famous soap opera actor. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. 2005. (Wright & Wong ; 4)
By Melinda Metz, Laura J Burns. 2005
Agatha and Orville love to hang out with Nana Wong, but when they arrive at her house one day, they… find that Agatha's fun, photo-snapping granny is nowhere to be seen. It appears that Nana Wong has been kidnapped! Luckily, Wright and Wong are on the case. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2005. (Wright & Wong mystery ; 2)
By D. J Smith. 2006
In a small California town in 1951, twelve-year-old Paolo, his brother, and his deaf cousin Billy get caught up in… a search for money missing from the church collection, leading them to complicated discoveries about themselves, other family members, and townspeople they thought they knew. Grades 5-8. 2005.
By Margaret Gibson. 1976
Collection of compassionate short stories by an award-winning Canadian writer. Delves into the personalities of those who are considered "insane"… by those of us who consider ourselves "normal." Gibson attempts to show that one person's so-called madness us another person's reality. Some strong language. 1976.
By Gillian Cross. 2005
What has happened to Robert? He's told his friend Tom a wild story of surviving danger and death in an… underground cavern. Tom doesn't believe it - but he still gets caught up in Robert's desperate search for a girl called Lorn. Robert says that she saved his life - and if they don't find her before winter, she will die. For junior and senior high readers. Sequel to "The dark ground" (DC33236). Followed by "The nightmare game". 2005. (The lost trilogy ; 2)
By François X Côté. 2006
Le narrateur, qui est devenu homme tronc à cinq ans, suite à une rencontre malencontreuse avec une souffleuse, tente de… trouver à travers l'écriture un exutoire à ses rêves. Prix Robert-Cliche 2006.
By Nina Bawden. 1971
By Kristine Scarrow. 2018
One day, after weeks of secret planning, seventeen-year-old Annika Dietty leaves home at dawn to run away with her boyfriend,… the charming and popular Dylan Sopick. She tried telling her friends and family how amazing Dylan is, but after they all seem set against the relationship, she's decided their only chance is to run away together. But not everything goes according to plan, and Dylan seems to be having more and more trouble dealing with every obstacle they encounter. At first Annika is sympathetic, knowing that he's had a harder life than she has, but very soon Dylan's behaviour becomes unsettling, and Annika realizes that her safety is at stake. She finally admits to herself that Dylan needs help she can't provide. She wants to get him to help--if she'll get the chance. For senior high readers. 2018.
By Brooke Stevens, Anne Mornet. 2001
Une jeune fille tatouée des pieds à la tête est découverte sans connaissance et muette. Elle sera adoptée par une… femme obèse issue d'un cirque. Commencera alors une course-poursuite car la jeune fille est en danger. Au-delà de l'anecdote, un roman grave. 2003, c2001. Titre uniforme: Tattoo girl.
By Christian Pernath. 2002
Un viel artisan français transmet à un orphelin autistique les techniques du métier de souffleur de verre. Un officier allemand… remarque la qualité artistique du travail du jeune homme. Cadre: une région rurale du nord de la France (Picardie) avant, pendant et après (1921) la Première Guerre mondiale. Intérêt humain. Bon niveau psychologique et sociologique. 2002.