Piece by Piece: How I Built My Life (No Instructions Required)

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$17.99  $16.73
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Amazon Crossing Kids
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Pages
16
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.69 X 1.05 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781662504273

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About the Author

David Aguilar and his father, Ferran Aguilar, are from Andorra, in Europe. David was born missing part of one arm. At the age of nine, he designed his first prosthesis with LEGO bricks, and in high school he built the next generation, which he named the MK-1. David's father encouraged him to make a video about his prosthesis and the huge role that LEGOs played in his life, and posted it on social media, where it went viral and changed both of their lives. In addition to telling his story in this book, David is also the protagonist of the Spanish documentary Mr. Hand Solo, which won the award for best documentary at the Boston Science Fiction Film festival. David is currently developing his own brand, Hand Solo, which will aim to benefit various organizations for the disabled and fight against the stigma of "diff-ability," as he calls it. Follow David and Ferran on Twitter @Handsolooficial and @AguilarFerran.

David Aguilar and his father, Ferran Aguilar, are from Andorra, in Europe. David was born missing part of one arm. At the age of nine, he designed his first prosthesis with LEGO bricks, and in high school he built the next generation, which he named the MK-1. David's father encouraged him to make a video about his prosthesis and the huge role that LEGOs played in his life, and posted it on social media, where it went viral and changed both of their lives. In addition to telling his story in this book, David is also the protagonist of the Spanish documentary Mr. Hand Solo, which won the award for best documentary at the Boston Science Fiction Film festival. David is currently developing his own brand, Hand Solo, which will aim to benefit various organizations for the disabled and fight against the stigma of "diff-ability," as he calls it. Follow David and Ferran on Twitter @Handsolooficial and @AguilarFerran.

Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual (Spanish/English) author and literary translator, who divides his time between his native New York and Madrid, Spain. He has published over 130 books as an author, which have won honors such as a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and have been chosen by IBBY for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities (three times). He has also published over 160 books as a literary translator, into Spanish or English, which have won numerous distinctions, including a Batchelder Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book.
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Lawrence Schimel es un escritor y traductor literario bilingüe (español/inglés), que divide su tiempo entre su ciudad natal de Nueva York y Madrid, España. Ha publicado más de 130 libros como autor, que han ganado honores como un Premio Crystal Kite de la Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, un White Raven de la Biblioteca Internacional Juvenil en Munich, y han sido elegido por IBBY para Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabi-lities (tres veces). También ha publicado más de 160 libros como traductor, al español o al inglés, que han ganado muchos reconocimientos, como un Batchelder Honor y un New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books.
Reviews

"Humorous and uplifting...While readers needn't be LEGO fans to admire David's ingenuity, fellow builders may be inspired to dream up their own inventions." --Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will cheer for Aguilar and relate to him as he shares conversational stories about growing up, playing sports, and struggling with school. Family is at the heart of his story, and the endless support and advocacy of his parents, in particular, make this a sweet and uplifting story. Young readers will identify with this creative young person and will question society's definition of "normal." --School Library Journal