Far from the tree : how children and their parents learn to accept one another ... our differences unite us / Andrew Solomon ; adapted by Laurie Calkhoven.

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    • Publication Information:
      The Young Adult edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: The old adage says that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else -- sometimes a couple of orchards away, sometimes on the other side of the world? In this young adult edition, Andrew Solomon profiles how families accommodate children who have a variety of differences: families of people who are deaf, who are dwarfs, who have Down syndrome, who have autism, who have schizophrenia, who have multiple severe disabilities, who are prodigies, who commit crimes, and more.
    • Content Notes:
      Son -- Deaf -- Dwarfs -- Down syndrome -- Autism -- Schizophrenia -- Disability -- Prodigies -- Rape -- Crime -- Transgender -- Father.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (page 435) and index.
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Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

The adaptation of Solomon's adult bestseller examines the intricacies of family dynamics: how do the Columbine killers' parents cope with their children's crimes? How does a severely autistic child's behavior affect the family? With astounding empathy for both parent and child, Solomon probes the myriad ways "vertical identities" (those shared with parents) and "horizontal identities" (unique traits) intersect and diverge to make us human. Ind. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.