Views from Our Shoes : Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs, Paperback Book

Views from Our Shoes : Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs Paperback

Edited by Donald J. Meyer

Illustrated by Cary Pillo

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 114 pages, illus
  • Publisher: Woodbine House Inc.,U.S.
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Disability: social aspects
  • ISBN: 9780933149984



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A wonderful book that gives valuable insight into the lives of children who have siblings with special needs. Each child shares their experiences, their likes and dislikes about the situation, and special times they've had with their sibling. The book also has a glossary in the back with definitions of all the different disorders/disabilities mentioned.

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I enjoyed reading this book being able to identify with the siblings that were giving their point of view in this book. This is a good resource for a child who is growing up with a sibling who has a disability. This book shows children that they are most certainly not the only ones going through this. I enjoy that the majority of these stories are filled with positivity. This book would also be useful as a way to introduce disabilities to a class. This book put disabilities into the children's words and gives perspective as well. There is a back section of the book with definitions of terms that are used that may be unfamiliar to the reader because they are not exposed to the same things. This book sheds light onto things that people might not have thought about before as far as family dynamic goes. Lastly, I think this book did a good job including the real emotions of the siblings. This book included how some feel embarrassed or angry sometimes and let the reader know that it is okay to feel that way at times. The big picture of this book is to show the experiences of many siblings and how they feel about their lives.