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Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World

Raising Blaze: Bringing Up an Extraordinary Son in an Ordinary World - Debra Ginsberg Pretty much read this in about 24 hours. Fascinating account of a mother's struggle to educate her special needs son. Entering kindegarten, she has no idea that he will have any trouble with school. He is immediately placed in a special ed class. His struggles continue throughout elementary school. The book ends as he is starting middle school. His difficulties seem to stem from birth trauma, having his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck as he is born, and having difficulty breathing, low agar scores, etc. However, after dealing with asthma and needing some growth hormone, he does not seem to continue to have physical problems. He has learning, attention and some behavior problems.It's really interesting to see how he fluctuates between mainstream and special ed classes, all dependent on his teacher for the year. There's great support for his mother from the rest of her family (she is single and raising Blaze without support from his father). However, she is still exhausted by the process, understandably so. Seemingly a very honest and candid account. I'm simultaneously reading Episodes, My Life as I See It, just published in 2009 by Blaze. Raising Blaze was written by his mother a few years earlier.