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Rules

by Cynthia Lord

A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability....

A heartfelt and witty debut about feeling different and finding acceptance--beyond the rules.

Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life. Which is near impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. She's spent years trying to teach David the rules-from "a peach is not a funny-looking apple" to "keep your pants on in public"-in order to stop his embarrassing behaviors. But the summer Catherine meets Jason, a paraplegic boy, and Kristi, the next-door friend she's always wished for, it's her own shocking behavior that turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?

Hardcover - 208 pages - $15.99
ISBN: 0439443822 (ISBN13: 9780439443821)
Published Apr 1, 2006 by Scholastic Press
First published 2006

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Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through...

Advisory is a class that centers around socio-emotional learning, college readiness, and academic support. I believe that these 3 themes can be met through reading. Students spend 15 minutes a day reading a book of their choice, these books can serve as options in our class library.

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