Rolling Along: The Story of Taylor and His Wheelchair

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Peachtree, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Taylor's bright outlook on his disability and unending optimism shine through every page of this inspiring book.
Taylor and Tyler are twin brothers and best friends. But the twins are different in one significant way: Taylor has cerebral palsy, while Tyler does not.
Taylor works hard to strengthen his weak legs in therapy and at home. But when he learns to use a wheelchair, he finds that he is able to get around school more quickly than he could with his walker. He is even able to play basketball with Tyler! Taylor explains why wheelchairs allow many people to be more independent. He also points out why ramps and lowered water fountains are necessary for people in wheelchairs.
This triumphant story offers a valuable look at both adjusting to a wheelchair and facing physical limitations with boundless energy and determination.

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Through this book, the reader can tag along with Taylor as he learns new ways that his wheelchair can give him independence.

About the author (2000)

JAMEE RIGGIO HEELAN was born in Evanston, Illinois, one of nine children in her family. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in occupational therapy. She has worked at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for the past eleven years, six as coordinator of its Children's Amputee Program. Her work is dedicated to treating children and educating others about childhood disabilities. She is the author of Can You Hear a Rainbow?, Rolling Along, and The Making of My Special Hand.

NICOLA SIMMONDS, a native of England, holds a B.A. Honors in Visual Communications from the University of Brighton. She has been involved in the design and production of children's books for the past decade, both in England and the United States. She has illustrated Can You Hear a Rainbow?, Rolling Along, and The Making of My Special Hand. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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