Mi Cerebro No Va a Salir Flotando

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Editorial Campana, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 28 pages
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Eight-year-old Annie gathers the courage to ask her mother, “Why is one of my hands smaller than the other? Why do I fall so much?” What follows is a story of fears, will, self-discovery, and triumph. An autobiographical account of growing up with hydrocephalus, told with humor, honesty, and compassion, proving even the simplest act can change one's life forever. A beautifully illustrated bilingual book dealing with acceptance and independence, perfect for schools or libraries.
 

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I checked this book out at our local library because we were talking about disabilities in my sons class at school. i figured if we read some books about various disabilities perhaps he would understand better. this book is just what i was looking for, the story of a little girl with hydrocephalus and how she learns that even though she must do some things differently, like tying her shoes one handed, but really she is not that different than any other child. The book teaches in a non scary way what hydrocephalous is and more than anything teaches children kindness and understanding of different people. Highly recommend. I actually purchased a copy for my sons class, i think all classrooms should carry this book. 

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Section 1
11
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
25
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ANNETTE PÉREZ was born in New York City to a family of Puerto Rican origin. Annette was diagnosed with hydrocephalus as an infant. Growing up with this disability was not easy. Her childhood was filled with constant challenges, including learning how to tie her shoelaces one-handed. However, she considers herself among the “lucky ones” since she can function and live a “normal” life.Annette graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College (City University of New York) with an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, and obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from York College. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education.She lives in Queens, New York. This is her first book, lovingly dedicated to her parents.

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