Some Kids Use Wheelchairs

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Capstone, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 24 pages
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Simple text and photographs discuss why some kids cannot walk, how wheelchairs help them, and the everyday activities of children who use wheelchairs.

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I am in a wheelchair and personally this book is offensive to me. I would like everyone to think people in wheelchairs are the same as anyone else and not to be looked at different. Creating a book to show the differences of people in wheelchairs is discriminating because you would not write a book about a normal child and about what they do would you? I do relize this is trying to teach children about people in wheelchairs but why not add pictures with a person who can walk and can not walk talking to eachother and playing a game? Why not adda picture of people in wheelchairs going to school with others not in wheelchairs? Why not add a picture of a child in a wheelchair playing basketball, does the writer think we can not play sports? Why not write in the end that we are no different then anyone else and can do anything others can do, because that is what I say to people who ask me. I know wehn you think about someone in a wheelchair you think that they are different, but DONT and DONT teach your children that way. 

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About the author (2008)

Lola Schaefer is an author, teacher, speaker and writing consultant who is passionate about helping children learn the tools of writing so they can express themselves. Lola is the author of more than 200 books for children including picture books, easy readers, classroom books and informational texts. Her book Frankie Stein, published by Marshall Cavendish in 2007, was awarded the Children's Choice Book Award in 2008 and the Mockingbird Award in 2009. As an educational consultant, Lola has worked in dozens of schools across the country. She shares effective classroom strategies on writing workshop, the craft of writing, and genre structures. Lola offers demonstration lessons, as well as general presentations on craft mini-lessons and the art of writing. She is the author of ten Scholastic Professional Resource books for teachers that focus on strategies to improve student writing. Lola lives with her husband Ted in the mountains of north Georgia.