The Short Bus

The Short Bus

A Journey Beyond Normal

Book - 2007
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Labeled "dyslexic and profoundly learning disabled," Jonathan Mooney was a short-bus rider - a derogatory term used for kids in special education. To learn how others had moved beyond labels, he bought his own short bus and set out cross-country, looking for kids who had dreamed up magical, beautiful ways to overcome the obstacles that separated them from the so-called normal world.The Short Bus is his irreverent and poignant record of that odyssey, meeting thirteen people in thirteen states who taught Mooney that there's no such thing as normal - and that to really live, every person must find their own special way of keeping on. The Short Bus is a unique gem, propelled by Mooney's heart, humor, and outrageous rebellions.
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805088045
Characteristics: 272 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 25, 2018

I'm a Special Ed teacher. The author's experience is epidemic in SpEd. I loved this book because it covered really hard territory with humor. I would consider reading this to my class.

Apr 02, 2015

I'm the mother of a 9-year-old boy with Down syndrome. I thought that this would help me see triumphs as the Library Journal review states, but the beginning was just too painful to read. I had to set it down and start again 3 times just to get through the first chapter.

Steel yourself if your experience with a school district is still raw and painful for you.


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