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The short bus : a journey beyond normal / Jonathan Mooney.

Author/Creator:
Mooney, Jonathan.
Publication:
New York : H. Holt, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
272 p. ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Mooney, Jonathan.
Mooney, Jonathan -- Travel.
People with disabilities -- United States -- Case studies.
Learning disabled -- United States -- Biography.
Summary:
Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled with attention and behavior problems," Jonathan Mooney was a short bus rider--a derogatory term used for kids in special education and a distinction that told the world he wasn't "normal." Along with other kids with special challenges, he grew up hearing himself denigrated daily. Ultimately, Mooney surprised skeptics by graduating with honors from Brown University. But he could never escape his past, so he hit the road. To free himself and to learn how others had moved beyond labels, he bought his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world.--From publisher description.
ISBN:
9780805074277
0805074279
OCLC:
76481589