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Succeeding With Ld: 20 True Stories About Real People With Ld Paperback – February, 1997
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Grade 5 Up. This collection of 20 short profiles relates the struggles and accomplishments of people with learning disabilities. They talk about their specific difficulty and how it was diagnosed. They recount their best and worst memories of school, describe how they succeeded and failed, and acknowledge the assistance and support (or lack of) that they received. Questions generated by the narrative appear in the margins for readers to think about and to apply to their own situations. The participants come from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds and are equally divided by gender; they range in age from 10 to 62. Each easy-to-read story is three to five pages long and is accompanied by a blurry black-and-white photograph. The book ends with a section of questions and answers about LD; 10 tips to succeed; a bibliography for students that contains books, recordings, and video tapes; and lists of resources for adults and organizations to contact for further information. The stories, while repetitious, will nonetheless be inspirational and motivational to young people with LD.?Martha Gordon, formerly at South Salem Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gr. 5-8. Lauren recounts the stories of 26 individuals, ranging in age from 10 to 61, who have effectively dealt with their learning differences and become successful in their chosen fields. Each first-person narrative describes the learning difficulties encountered, explains the school problems they caused, and details the strategies that helped the people to move beyond those obstacles. Many attended special schools for a few years; all have learned to advocate on their own behalf. Several of those profiled, including Kinko founder Paul Orfalea and paleontologist Jack Horner, may be familiar to readers. The tone is upbeat but realistic, with Lauren emphasizing the enormous effort needed to accomplish goals. Appended with a question-and-answer section, tips for success, and lists of resources, this will be a welcome addition to any collection serving young teens. Kay Weisman
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The essays are written by children, teens, and adults. The second edition includes updates on each of the contributors--10 years later. There are many photographs. The 19 authors are a very diverse group. The stories are upbeat--each individual is successful--but they also realistically depict the emotional distress associated with LD.
Here are other superb books for children and teens with learning disabilities. For children who are not being read to, it’s important that parents read the book also and start an ongoing conversation.
Disability awareness and acceptance are common traits of successful students and adults with LD.
Along with therapists and SPED teachers, parents play a critical role in helping children understand and cope with their disabilities. Be sure to recommend these resources to your friends and your child’s teachers.
It’s Called Dyslexia, Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
Knees: The Mixed Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia, Vanita Oelschlager
Here’s Hank series, Henry Winkler (author has dyslexia)
The Alphabet War: A Story About Dyslexia, Diane Robb
That’s Like Me: Stories About Amazing People with Learning Differences, Jill Lauren
Hank Zipzer series, Henry Winkler
Many Ways to Learn: A Kid’s Guide to LD (2nd edition), Judith Stern
Eli, The Boy Who Hated to Write (2nd edition), Regina and Eli Richards
My Name Is Brain Brian, Jeanne Betancourt (author has LD)
Succeeding with LD (2nd edition), Jill Lauren
Learning Disabilities and Life Stories, Pano Rodis
Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook, Ari Tuckman (useful for anyone with attention, time management and organizational difficulties)
Reversals: A Personal Account of Victory Over Dyslexia, Eileen Simpson
The Human Side of Dyslexia (essays by college students), Shirley Kurnoff
Learning Outside the Lines (college prep), Jonathan Mooney and David Cole (authors have LD and AD/HD)
Books About Learning Difficulties
Leo the Late Bloomer, Robert Kraus
Katie’s Rose: A Tale of Two Late Bloomers, Karen Burnett
Jasmine Can (difficulty reading), Bena Hartman
Thank You, Mr. Falker (difficulty reading), Patricia Polacco (author has dyslexia)
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Louis Sachar
Gifted Hands: The [Dr.] Ben Carson Story, Gregg Lewis and Deborah Shaw Lewis
These books promote “growth mindset”—the belief that intelligence increases with effort. Research has found that students with this view have higher achievement than those who believe that intelligence is a fixed quantity (determined at birth).
Making A Splash: A Growth Mindset Children’s Book, Carol E Reiley (kindle version available on amazon.com, hard copy available at gobrain.com)
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Dr. JoAnn Deak
It is an invaluable teaching tool for parents as well as students and teachers. It gives ideas useful for creative solutions to learning problems. It gives perspectives on the nature of learning abilities that each person does have, and shows how each individual used abilities they possess to become successful.
The classroom curriculum is frequently designed for one mode of learning, only. An awareness of the different learning styles of students is important so that all students may reach maximum learning potential and escape the emotional distress that learning differences bring to classroom settings.
"Success stories of people that range from age 12-62. Some are famous including Pat Buckly Moss, an artist whose work is known worldwide, and Paul Orfalea, who is founder and Chairperson of Kinko's. Others are less famous, but also have lessons to teach. Most of the stories involve academic issues, but some workplace incidents are included."
I would like to add a few things to this initial review. The book has great, easy-to-read print. It is inspiring. I loved each story. It is very worth reading.