Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask about Having a Disability
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About the Author
Shane Burcaw is a twenty-three-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. He lives in Bethlehem, PA with his family, and runs a blog and eponymous nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money for muscular dystrophy research.
Matt Carr is an award-winning visual storyteller with a background in photojournalism and a penchant for delivering honest, believable, and beautifully lit scenes. His photography has been published in The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone among other publications, and he has been recognized by American Photo, Hasselblad Masters, PDN, IPA, and Communication Arts. After 10 years working in London and Prague, Matt now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their spirited 4-year-old daughter.
"This slim book packs a punch and can serve as a good introduction for students about people with disabilities." --School Library Journal
"Burcaw's tone is breezy, matter-of-fact, and humorous, and he's got an accessible and mischievous persona . . . The combination of approachable photographs and informative text makes this highly valuable for solving kids' essential conundrum of wanting to understand a disability without rudely quizzing people." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Questions are posed . . and answered with blunt clarity and humor. Readers get to know [Shane] on many levels as really not so different at all." --Booklist
"Straightforward . . . Humorous . . . A candid, approachable resource for curious kids." --Kirkus Reviews