Category Archives: disabilities

A Mango-Shaped Space

Thirteen-year-old Mia can see colours, colours in words, colours in sounds, but no one knows because of one incident when she was in grade three. She keeps this mystery to herself until she finds out what she has: synesthesia. (Find … Continue reading

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Firegirl

When my eleven-year-old daughter (soon to be twelve) handed me this book, I read it as soon as I could.  She has good taste in books. Firegirl by Tony Abbott explores disfigurement and friendship through the eyes of wallflower narrator … Continue reading

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