Finding a Way: Living with Exceptional Brothers and Sisters
By: Maxine B. Rosenberg & George Ancona
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1988
Age Level: 9-12
Most of the time, it’s fun to be a brother or sister to someone you can talk to, play with, and dream with. But when disagreements happen or problems come up, having a brother or sister isn’t so easy. Being the brother or sister of a child with special requirements can sometimes make things even harder.
With the same sensitivity, warmth, and straightforwardness that characterize all their collaborations, Maxine B. Rosenberg and George Ancona explore the feelings of three children from three different families, each a brother or sister to a disabled child. All three children have experienced fear, frustration, and anger as a result of their home situations. But their pleasure in having brothers and sisters, no matter how much extra attention they require, shines through.