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Publisher Comments:

When Jamie Bérubé was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the

medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society

designates as disabled.  In this wrenching yet ultimately inspiring book, Jamie's father, literary scholar Michael

Bérubé, describes not only the challenges of raising his son but the challenge of seeing him as a person

rather than as a medical, genetic, or social problem.

Synopsis:

When Jamie Berube was born with Down's Syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to everything that surrounds every child our society designates as disabled. Here, Jamie's father describes the challenges and joys of raising his son. As he follows Jamie through his first four years of life, Berube evokes the sorrow and exhilaration of watching this loving child struggle for a place in the larger world.

About the Author

Michael Bérubé is director of the program for research in the humanities at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He is the author of five books, including Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics, and has written for  The New Yorker,  The Village Voice, and many academic journals.  He lives in Champaign, Illinois, with his wife, Janet Lyon, and their two sons, Nick and James.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679758662
Author:
Berube, Michael
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Children with Special Needs
Subject:
Learning disabilities
Subject:
Handicapped children
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Memoir
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.05x5.34x.74 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , When Jamie Berube was born with Down's Syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to everything that surrounds every child our society designates as disabled. Here, Jamie's father describes the challenges and joys of raising his son. As he follows Jamie through his first four years of life, Berube evokes the sorrow and exhilaration of watching this loving child struggle for a place in the larger world.
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