Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability
Written by Dane Burcaw
Photographs by Matt Carr
Roaring Brook Press, 2017. Informational.
Shane Burcaw has a disease called spinal muscular atrophy. He knows he looks a little different and kids have questions. He wrote a book to answer the top 10 questions most children wonder and want to ask. He truthfully answers each question, all while throwing in his sense of humor. My favorite is when he describes how his wheelchair works and tells of a crazy trick he and his brother tried, with some expensive results!
This book is designed for 6-9 year old children, but it helps anyone understand that just because someone might look a little different doesn't mean there is anything wrong with them. In this rockin' read Burcaw helps children relate to him and it shows what a great life he lives. He describes how things work and kids will be interested in seeing some specific explanations. The funny pictures and humor weaved throughout make this an enjoyable, informative read.