My Friend Leslie

Book, Social Issues

My Friend Leslie

By: Maxine B. Rosenburg & George Ancona 
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1983
Age Level: 9-12
Language: English
ISBN: 0-688-01690-1

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In Karin’s kindergarten class Leslie stands apart at first. She’s smaller than her classmates, wears a hearing aid, and reads with her nose close to the book. Leslie is handicapped. The book is a sensitive portrait of a young friendship and of a captivating child for whom the word “handicapped” has no meaning. 

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