Here’s another paper I wrote for my Masters Degree course on special education for students with disabilities. It analyzes the perspectives on disability expressed in The Junkyard Wonders, a children’s book written by Patricia Polacco. You can find the book at a library or bookstore near you.
Trisha had hoped to be able to keep her dyslexia a secret, but unbeknownst to her, the school’s exclusionary policy on students with disabilities mirrors the one at her old school, and as a result her fellow students have already been made aware that there is something different about the new girl. Continue reading