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Gifts 2
How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World
Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper
Foreword by Madeleine Will




$19.95

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isbn 9781890627966
2009
Paperback
6” x 9”
338 pages
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About the Author

Kathryn Lynard Soper is the mother of seven children. Her youngest, Thomas, born in 2005, was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth. She's the author of a memoir about Thomas, The Year My Son and I Were Born, and the editor of two anthologies, Gifts and The Mother in Me. She is president of The Segullah Group, Inc., a nonprofit organization that produces personal writings, and editor-in-chief of Segullah, a literary journal by and for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) women. Kathryn lives with her husband, Reed, and their children in the mountain west.

2009 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award Finalist

2010 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Honors Award

Award-Winning Finalist in the Anthologies/Non-Fiction category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News

Acceptance, courage, friendship, awareness, and joy--these are the gifts recounted in more than seventy inspirational essays included in Gifts 2. Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper, the follow-up to the bestselling Gifts presents a broader perspective on Down syndrome and life by including passionate stories by siblings, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as mothers of older children. Friends, teachers, medical professionals, and coaches also share the joys of knowing and caring for someone with Down syndrome.

Like the previous book, Gifts 2 helps us see that the hopes and dreams family and friends have for a child with Down syndrome are similar to the ones we have for any child. And, more often than not, expectations are fulfilled--if not always the way we anticipated they would be. A grandparent, inspired by his grandson's strong will, discovers the ability to persevere and not give up on a job. A brother who assumed he would be the person helping his sibling with Down syndrome describes how often it is the other way around. A young teacher remembers her first student with Down syndrome and it gives her strength and clarity when she is faced with her own child's diagnosis.

This heartfelt collection is a source of comfort to other families, and offers insight to anyone who wonders how people with Down syndrome live today. Give the ultimate gift, share both volumes with family and friends, your child's teacher or pediatrician--help raise public awareness and provide others a point-of-view they might otherwise miss.

Also from Kathryn Lynard Soper:
Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

Learn more about both Gifts books...visit the editor's site!

Download the free booklet, What Parents Wish They'd Known, courtesy of Kathryn Lynard Soper and the Segullah Group, on the surprising joys of raising a child with Down syndrome.

 
   
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