Born Different: Amazing Stories of Very Special People

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Random House Children's Books, May 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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These are the stories of six remarkable people who triumphed over unbearable deformities and the prejudice that surrounded them to become caring, productive, and strong individuals. Tom Thumb, David Merrick (the Elephant Man), Eng and Chang (siamese twins), and Herrmann Unthan (the armless wonder) are among those whose stories are told in this inspiring book. Photographs and illustrations.

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This book expresses how people born with disabilities turn them into talents. How despite being ridiculed by the general public, they did not see their disability as something so horrible. After reading this book, I came to realize that people, no matter who they are, are special. I strongly suggest this book to anyone that comes across its title and anyone that thinks people born with disabilities or genetic diseases are not very important. 

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This book is horrendous and outdated. The book does not portray these people as "Very Special". They are presented like an act from a freak show at an old circus. The only thing the book focuses on is their 'abnormalities.' It's humiliating that people today can still enjoy this book. Read full review


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