The Boy Who Loved Windows

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Patricia Stacey's memoir,  The Boy Who Loved Windows, chronicles her journey to heal her son of autism.  In the process, she nearly wrecks her marriage, her family's finances, her relationship with her daughter, and her sanity.  She obsessively works to understand her son and fights to find him the best care possible.  Ultimately, she is that care, spending hours and hours a day with him, much of it doing "floor time," an intensive, interactive therapy meant to draw out autistic kids.In the e … [Read more...]

Joey Pigza

I think a lot about Joey Pigza.If you don't know who is, you are missing out on perhaps the most endearing character in all of modern children's literature. Joey's desire to do the right thing despite his inability to do so is all too familiar to this homeschooling mother of two "spirited" boys.  And his sympathetic understanding of his parents’ alcoholism and grandmother’s cruelty can break your heart.It's hard to read Joey.  His life is hard, his little ADD body won't get with the p … [Read more...]


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