Oh Brother! Growing Up With a Special Needs Sibling

Illustrated by Kate Sternberg
Pages: 48, Black & white
Size: 6" x 9"
Age Range: 8-13
Item #: 441A061
ISBN: 978-1-59147-061-8
List Price: $9.95
Copyright: 2004
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Hardcover
Availability: In Stock
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Can't Jonathan go live somewhere else?
I hear Mars is nice...

Being the brother or sister of a child with special needs has special challenges. And Becca has some great ideas for dealing with them — after she accepts that she can't send her brother Jonathan to another planet!

In this helpful book based on the experiences of a real-life family, Becca discusses finding the right kind of friends, getting quality time with parents, caring about a special needs sibling without becoming another parent, and much more. Told with both humor and honesty, Becca's story — and her kid-tested solutions — are an inspiration to special families everywhere.

About the Author
Natalie Hale is an author and illustrator whose books include The Little Star's Journey: A Fairytale for Survivors of All Kinds. The experience of teaching her son to read led to her founding Special Reads for Special Needs, a small press that produces picture books uniquely designed to make reading easier for children with special needs. She spends her days illustrating, and producing, these books under the watchful eyes of her cat, Zorro. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her family.
About the Illustrator
Kate Sternberg grew up in western New York, where she graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in fine arts and a master's in art education. She is the author and illustrator of Mama's Morning, and has illustrated several other children's books, including The Year My Mother was Bald and the Phoebe Flower's Adventures series. Kate is also an art teacher at Stone Middle School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Her family includes a husband, two sons, and assorted furry friends.