The Short Bus
A Journey Beyond Normal
By (author) Jonathan Mooney
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Short Bus by Jonathan Mooney
Book DescriptionLabelled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled," Jonathan Mooney was a short-bus rider - a derogatory term used for kids in special education. To learn how others had moved beyond labels, he bought his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world."The Short Bus" is his irreverent and poignant record of that odyssey, meeting thirteen people in thirteen states who taught Mooney that there's no such thing as normal - and that to really live, every person must find their own special way of keeping on. "The Short Bus" is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humour, and outrageous rebellions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780805088045
(203mm x 133mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 29-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jonathan Mooney
Learning outside the Lines, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Jonathan Mooney
Mooney, a dyslexic student, and Cole, who has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder describe their early academic failures and the limits of the education system for such students. Includes guidelines for learning disabled and ADHD students for academic success.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Mooney
Jonathan Mooney graduated from Brown University with an honors degree in English. A recipient of the Truman Fellowship for graduate study in creative writing and disability studies, he is also the co-author of "Learning Outside the Lines."
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