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Laurie Calkhoven

Biography

Laurie Calkhoven

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of many books, including GEORGE WASHINGTON: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom. She lives in New York City. Visit her at LaurieCalkhoven.com.

Laurie Calkhoven

Books by Laurie Calkhoven

by Andrew Solomon and Laurie Calkhoven - Family, Family Life, Nonfiction, Social Issues

The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else --- sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more.