Growing Pains: The inspirational true story of a small girl with big dreams

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Random House, Jul 4, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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In Growing Pains, Jazz Burkitt, the star of BBC3's Small Teen Big World, shares her story of trying to live an ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances...

As a dwarf herself Jazz's mum Bev knew the difficulties her 3ft 11in daughter faced growing up and together they tackled each challenge head on. But by the time Jazz was a teenager, her mum's own problems had become so severe that it was time for Jazz to be the strong one.

Bev had always told her daughter to live life to the full. But how could she do that if she needed to look after her mum too?

Honest and inspiring, Jazz's heart-warming tale shows that no matter how small we might feel, we can always have big dreams.

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About the author (2013)

Jasmine (Jazz) Burkitt was born in Manchester in 1993 and, like her mother, has a very unique form of dwarfism. She moved with her family to North Wales when she was seven years old. Her mother home educated her after she was bullied out of school at 13. This did not stop Jazz achieving educationally and is now studying animal management. Her life has recently been the subject of an award winning documentary series on BBC 3: Small Teen, Big World. The series was so well received that she has become a popular role model particularly for young and disabled people. She has many ambitions, the biggest being to travel the world to rehabilitate injured wildlife.

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