My Sister, Alicia May

My Sister, Alicia May

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Baker & Taylor
Older sister Rachel tells the story of her relationship with Alicia, her younger sister who is very different and very special because she has Down syndrome.

Independent Publishing Group
Based on the lives of two sisters, this story expresses the challenges and joys of growing up with a sibling who has special needs. In many ways, Rachel and Alicia are like any sisters, but Rachel knows her sister is very different and very special because she has Down syndrome. Though Rachel occasionally feels frustrations and resentment about having to help watch over her special sister, she most often feels love, acceptance, and pride for her. Exquisitely written with humor and compassion, this story focuses on the sisters' relationship and their respective places in the family.


Publisher: Raynham, MA : Pleasant St. Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780979203596
Branch Call Number: JX FIC TUP
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Bersani, Shennen

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cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

This picture book about a girl with Down syndrome is written in the voice of Rachel, her older sister. Rachel explains how Alicia May is like many other girls her own age with her interest in dogs, horses, and toenail polishing. The wonderful times also come with tough times . Read to find out what Rachel does to stick up for her little sister. The book’s illustrations are so vivid that they almost look like photographs. T

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