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One Kid's Extraordinary Journey

Book - 2020 | Young Readers' edition
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"Normal. Who is to say what this word means? For Magda Newman, it was a goal. She wanted her son Nathaniel to be able to play on the playground, swim at the beach, enjoy the moments his friends took for granted. But Nathaniel's severe Treacher Collins syndrome -- a craniofacial condition -- meant that other concerns came first. Could he eat without the aid of a gastrointestinal tube? Could he hear? Would he ever be able to breathe effortlessly? But Nathaniel looks at 'normal' from a completely different perspective. In this uplifting and humorous memoir that includes black-and-white comic illustrations, mother and son tell the story of his growing up -- from facing sixty-seven surgeries before the age of fifteen, to making friends, moving across the country, and persevering through hardships. How they tackle extraordinary circumstances with love and resilience is a true testament to Magda and Nathaniel's family, and to families everywhere who quietly but courageously persist."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]
Edition: Young Readers' edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781328631831
1328631834
Characteristics: 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: One kid's extraordinary journey

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