My eXtra Special Brother

Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Carly Heyman
Illustrator(s):
Stephanie Conley
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Fragile X Association of GA
ISBN:
978-0972786508
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism
People, Identity & Culture

Sixteen-year-old Carly Heyman writes a story of growing up with her big brother Scott, a young man who has a sweet smile, a courageous heart, and fragile X syndrome, the world’s leading cause of inherited mental impairment. In her direct and honest voice, Carly reveals the ins and outs, ups and downs of daily life with Scott. She identifies challenges that siblings of a brother or sister with special needs may encounter. She shows how those challenges provide opportunities to love, laugh and learn.

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