Tell Me the Number before Infinity: The Story of a Girl with a Quirky Mind, an Eccentric Family, and Oh Yes, a Disability
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Many Names Press
February 08, 2016
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.36 inches | 0.52 pounds
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About the Author
Becky Taylor is a Computer Science graduate from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She currently lives in Santa Cruz where she is the vice chair of the Commission on Disabilities and is involved in other civic organizations. She co-wrote Tell Me the Number before Infinity with her mother, Dena Taylor.
Dena Taylor is retired from careers in education and social work. She is the co-author, with Becky Taylor, of "Tell Me the Number Before Infinity: the story of a girl with a quirky mind, an eccentric family, and oh yes, a disability", and the author, editor, or co-editor of six books on women's issues. She lives in Northern California.
"I learned so much about human nature reading this book that I forgot to worry about the disability of one co-author and the enormous frustrations of the other. It's not that this exceptional mother-and-daughter team glosses anything over; they face all of it like warriors, with ingenuity and courage, and we learn a great deal from that, too. Rather it's their focus on the power within that struck me to the core. It's hearing myself laughing out loud at their beautiful sense of humor. It's understanding through them that the strength it takes to face life head on can inspire readers like me, who feel genuinely renewed at book's end." -Patricia Holt, former book review editor, San Francisco Chronicle "This book should be required reading for teachers and everyone in equity and critical disability studies." -Gloria Filax, Professor of Disability Studies, Athabasca University "... it's a big thing to feel one's life has been changed by something-and reading this book has done that for me." -Kathryn Chetkovich, author of "Friendly Fire" "This is a story of a family always focused on the child's full humanity and capacity and of the child trailblazing her own, unique path in the world.... It will change how you think about cerebral palsy and families." -Julie Olsen Edwards, Early Childhood & Family Life Education specialist, co-author "Anti-bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves," Cabrillo College faculty. "It tugged at my heart, made me laugh, infuriated me and gave me deeper and richer understanding of what it's like to be in the world with a physical disability. I applaud these two strong women for their clarity, honesty and humor." -Helene Simkin Jara, author of "Because I Had To" and upcoming "True Doll Stories"