That's like me! Stories about amazing people with learning differences

Jill Lauren, 1961-

Book - 2009

What do a trapeze artist, an Arctic explorer, and a soccer player have in common? Meet the fifteen kids and adults profiled in "That's Like Me!," a collection of first-person accounts of successful people who learn differently. Whether it was reading, math, writing, or speech problems, each person shares his or her inspiring story of facing the challenge of school, while pursuing important goals.

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Published
New York : Star Bright Books 2009.
Language
English
Physical Description
unpaged : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN
9781595722072
1595722076
9781595722089
1595722084
Main Author
Jill Lauren, 1961- (-)
  • Aaron Lemle
  • Ann Bancroft
  • Tremaine Peterson
  • AlinaBrmudez
  • Jason Pagan
  • Jessica Lee
  • Dean Abbey
  • Nikki Wright
  • Kevin Wallace
  • Emily Bender
  • Micah Ash
  • Kristin Hrabar
  • Paul Armstrong
  • Nico Eller
  • Jill Pages
Review by Booklist Reviews

This colorful book spotlights people of different ages, backgrounds, and interests who have coped with learning disabilities and succeeded in their chosen fields. Leading off is a foreword by illustrator Jerry Pinkney, who writes of growing up with undiagnosed dyslexia in the 1940s and learning "to excel in areas where I was strong and hide those places where there was a challenge." In each of the 14 double-page spreads that follow, Lauren introduces an individual discussing his or her strengths and difficulties in several paragraphs of first-person text illustrated with colorful photos. Adults discuss their struggles as well as their careers in fields as varied as teaching, polar exploration, firefighting, veterinary medicine, and flying trapeze. But readers may connect even more with the students, who talk about meeting challenges at school while excelling at art, soccer, wrestling, science, race cars, and ballet. Each entry includes several photos showing the person at different ages. A good resource for encouraging children with learning disabilities. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Sixteen adults and young people, including artist Jerry Pinkney and Antarctic explorer Ann Bancroft, describe how they overcome learning disabilities by focusing on their other strengths.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

What do a trapeze artist, an Arctic explorer, and a soccer player have in common? Meet the fifteen kids and adults profiled in That’s Like Me!, a collection of first-person accounts of successful people who learn differently. Whether it was reading, math, writing, or speech problems, each person shares his or her inspiring story of facing the challenge of school, while pursuing important goals. An invaluable resource list for adults and students included, as well as a place for kids to write their own success stories.