ERIC Number: ED312813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Secrets Aren't (Always) for Keeps: Featuring Jennifer Hauser. The Kids on the Block Book Series.
Aiello, Barbara; Shulman, Jeffrey
One of a series of children's books written from the point of view of an elementary grade child with a disability or other problem, the stories emphasize similarities in childhood experience while providing information specific to the disability. In this book, Jennifer has been successfully hiding her learning disability problems from her Australian pen pal. She becomes very apprehensive when her friend announces she is coming for a visit and wants to spend a day at her school. After the story, a question and answer section provides answers (by Jennifer) of typical questions children often have about learning disabilities. These include: "What is a learning disability?""Is there more than one kind of learning disability?""Do lots of people have LD?""What is a Resource Room?""How did you find out you had a learning disability?""How did you get a learning disability?""Is LD the same as being retarded?""Does it bother you if other kids tease you?""Will you outgrow your learning disability?" (DB)
Descriptors: Books, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Fiction, Learning Disabilities, Peer Acceptance, Self Concept
Twenty-First Century Books, 38 South Market St., Frederick, MD 21701 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related books, see EC 221 270-277.