MY FRIEND LESLIE: The Story of a Handicapped Child by Maxine Rosenberg

MY FRIEND LESLIE: The Story of a Handicapped Child

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A photo-profile of a multiply-handicapped kindergartner, as narrated by her friend, a little Oriental girl who appears frequently in the photos and appears to be a good friend indeed. As shown, the other children in the class also take a friendly and natural interest in Leslie, who is seriously deficient in sight, hearing, and muscular flexibility but has become an outstanding reader--thanks largely, according to an appended note, to a special school program begun at age one. Besides pointing up the value of such publicly-funded programs, the book could help establish an accepting, matter-of-fact tone in other classrooms with ""mainstreamed"" special children.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1983
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard