Oct 08


Beth Luxenberg was an only child. Everyone knew it: her grown children, her friends, even people she’d only recently met. So when her secret emerged, her son Steve Luxenberg was bewildered. He was certain that his mother had no siblings, just as he knew that her name was Beth, and that she had raised her children, above all, to tell the truth. By then, Beth was nearly eighty, and in fragile health. While seeing a new doctor, she had casually mentioned a disabled sister, sent away at age two.

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Jul 13

In Jesse’s Shoes

Posted by Soliloquy in Children's Books

In Jesse’s Shoes

What parent hasn’t urged son or daughter not to stare at or tease a child who is “different” or disabled in some way? In this sensitive yet realistic story, Jesse’s sister struggles to understand her brother–and the kids who make fun of him. This endearing book will encourage families everywhere to appreciate and befriend children with special needs.

Jun 07

This book presents a wide range of perspectives on the relationship of siblings to children with disabilities. These perspectives are written in the first person by parents, young adult siblings, younger siblings, and professionals. A series of chapters illustrates changing views about children with disabilities and their families. There is a unique collection of chapters by parents and siblings, including moving, firsthand accounts. The authors show the importance … More >>

It Isn’t Fair!: Siblings of Children with Disabilities

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