“Road Maps”

Christy Everett of Following Elias writes about 3 images she holds in her mind’s eye: one is the scene from Forest Gump where he begins to run; another is a scene from the movie Ray, just after a young Ray Charles has lost his sight; and the third is a moment from my book, when Avery scoots onto the Slip ‘N Slide and flies down the hill, to our helpless amazement.  She also says, “Jennifer Graf Groneberg did not begin in the place of transformative acceptance. And to me, this is what makes her book so compelling. She writes honestly about her array of reactions to her son’s diagnosis; she speaks candidly about her anger, guilt, and grief. She carries you with her as she sees beyond the stereotypes, beyond the test scores, to the little boy who radiates pure love.”

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