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Addy's Race (Orca Young Readers) (edition 2011)

by Debby Waldman (Author)

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Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in common--and a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.… (more)
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Title:Addy's Race (Orca Young Readers)
Authors:Debby Waldman (Author)
Info:Orca Book Publishers (2011), 136 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:middle-grade

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Addy's Race (Orca Young Readers) by Debby Waldman

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Addy has worn hearing aids for most of her life and as she starts sixth grade, she is tired of being defined by her disability. She wants to be noticed for only what she can do. She ends up joining the school running club, to support a friend, but discovers she has a real talent for it and along the way she also discovers her voice.

As the mom of a special needs child, I particularly enjoyed this story. I have been guilty of over- telling my child’s story and there have been times when he wished I would just shut up. It is nice to be reminded that our kids grow up and learn to deal with what life throws at them all on their own.

This is a great middle grade/chapter book and I can see why it is still popular as the themes of friendship, self-advocacy, and schoolyard bullies are always relatable to school-aged kids. ( )
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Addy has worn hearing aids for as long as she can remember. Her mother tells her this makes her special, but now that Addy's in grade six, she wants to be special for what she's done. When Addy joins the school running club to keep her best friend, Lucy, company, she discovers she is a gifted runner. Lucy isn't, which is problematic. Further troubles surface when Addy gets paired on a school project with Sierra, a smart, self-assured new classmate who wears a cochlear implant. Addy is surprised to discover hearing loss is all they have in common--and a shared disability is not enough of a foundation for a friendship. True friends support each other, even if they have different passions and dreams. More importantly, Addy comes to understand that she is defined by more than her hearing loss. She has the power to choose how people will see her, and she does.

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