Rules

Ability, Disability & Ableism
Author(s):
Cynthia Lord
Age Group:
8-12
Publisher:
Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN:
978-0439443838
Year:
Ability, Disability & Ableism

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"—in order to head off David's embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a surprising new friend and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?

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