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The Resource Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up, Michael Berube

Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up, Michael Berube

Label
Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up
Title
Life as Jamie knows it
Title remainder
an exceptional child grows up
Statement of responsibility
Michael Berube
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. When he is asked in his preschool class what he would like to be when he grows up, he responds with one word: big. At four, he is like many kids his age, but his Down syndrome prevents most people from seeing him as anything but disabled. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still jams to the Beatles, eats pizza, and makes endless lists of everything--from the sixty-seven counties of Pennsylvania (in alphabetical order, from memory) to the various opponents of the wrestler known as the Undertaker. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's journey to adulthood and his growing curiosity and engagement with the world. Writing as both a disability studies scholar and a father, he follows Jamie through his social and academic experiences in school, his evolving relationships with his parents and brother, Nick, his encounters with illness, and the complexities of entering the workforce with a disability. As Jamie matures, his parents acknowledge his entitlement to a personal sense of independence, whether that means riding the bus home from work on his own, taking himself to a Yankees game, or deciding which parts of his story are solely his to share. With a combination of stirring memoir and sharp intellectual inquiry, Berube tangles with bioethicists, politicians, philosophers, and anyone else who sees disability as an impediment to a life worth living. Far more than the story of an exceptional child growing up to be "big," Life as Jamie Knows It challenges us to rethink how we approach disability and is a passionate call for moving toward a more just, more inclusive society."--
Summary
Published in 1996, Life as We Know It introduced Jamie Berube to the world as a sweet, bright, gregarious little boy who loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. At four, he is like many young people his age, but his Down syndrome leads most people to see him only in terms of his disability. Twenty years later, Jamie is no longer little, though he still loves the Beatles, pizza, and making lists. In Life as Jamie Knows It, Michael Berube chronicles his son's growth and his growing love of the world, writing as both a disability studies scholar and as a father
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Writing style
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From Amazon
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532833
Cataloging source
DLC
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1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bérubé, Michael
Dewey number
  • 649/.151092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bérubé, Michael
  • Bérubé, Jamie
  • Parents of children with disabilities
  • Children with mental disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Down syndrome
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
  • Down syndrome
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an exceptional child grows up
Label
Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up, Michael Berube
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reintroducing Jamie Berube -- His brother's keeper -- To his health -- Brainstorming -- On the fields of play -- School/Work -- The meaning of life
Control code
ocn952275963
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780807019313
Lccn
2016007675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026449811
System control number
(OCoLC)952275963
Label
Life as Jamie knows it : an exceptional child grows up, Michael Berube
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reintroducing Jamie Berube -- His brother's keeper -- To his health -- Brainstorming -- On the fields of play -- School/Work -- The meaning of life
Control code
ocn952275963
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780807019313
Lccn
2016007675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026449811
System control number
(OCoLC)952275963

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